Vitamins and Diabetes

By ccritch Latest Reply 2012-04-16 10:21:28 -0500
Started 2010-07-12 11:48:00 -0500

Everyone I know asks me if I take vitamins and I have always asked that question and my endo use to tell me not to worry about that right now.

I did start Once A Day for Women and I became very ill to my stomach, I did eat breakfast. I stopped aking vitamins afraid that I will become sick again.

Do you take vitamins and/or supplement and what works for you?

22 replies

penny_cent 2012-04-16 10:21:28 -0500 Report

I take 1000(2@ 500) of cinnamon, 1000 of vitamin C, 800 of Slilvestre Guymmmera, plus potassium, E, D, except for the D, the rest is twice a day.

AngeLsLuv 2011-10-22 23:43:47 -0500 Report

I had gotten ill from taking a One a Day and found out from blood work that is was because of the B-12, and I can't take it

Gail M
Gail M 2011-10-18 07:33:08 -0500 Report

I had avitamin d deficiency. Took 50000 ius once a wk for 8 wks. Brought level to normal. Now i take 1200 ius daily. Sleep better. Even tho dr suggested a multivitamin I find they just make me hungrier all of the time. I try to get a variety of natural foods that have vits and minerals. With diabetes the last thing i need to do is eat more food. I need to lose weight!

streak23 2011-10-17 22:38:10 -0500 Report

i have been a diabetic over 30 years. i have quad bypass in02. last 3 years i have had 7 stents.. i used to work as a truck mech.i ate balanced meals as much as i could. i took vitamins i thought was needed. i found out that was wrong. now i talk and ask my doc's what i need.i was taking the wrong ones and totaly the wrong amount. ask your doc.not some drug store know it all.that could be more harmfull than taking none at all and totaly eating wrong foods..i know

Autumn's Mi Mi
Autumn's Mi Mi 2011-10-17 20:21:00 -0500 Report

My Dr told me to take fish oil, a multivitamin, and vitamin D. I have always hated taking a multivitamin. It does not agree with me so I tried the chewable gummy multivitamin. The chewable gummy multivitamin doesn't bother me at all. You might want to try that and see how it works.

skip4571 2011-10-17 17:46:03 -0500 Report

This could be a very dangerous question because it doesn't give all that may pertain. I have diabeties and also cogestive heart failure. I take Coumidin for the C.H.F and I cannot eat any foods or take any medication that contains Vitimen K because it interfers with the Coumadin. As with any medication be sure it dosen't react in a negative way with other meds.

Liz has Type 2
Liz has Type 2 2011-10-17 15:41:52 -0500 Report

I found that vitamins upset my stomach also so I just changed the time of day I take them. I take them before I go to bed and have had no issues at all. Mine is a One A Day Metabolism pill. I exercise a lot now and don't want to get run down. The vitamins help with any shortfalls I may have and the Metabolism kind help to keep me 'regular'. Something I thought fiber and exercise would help with but it really hasn't.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-21 09:36:35 -0500 Report

The only vitamins I have had trouble with are some B vitamins and/or iron. Too mouch wrecks havoc on my body, especially the stomach.

sharkey5446 2010-08-02 01:55:19 -0500 Report

I take all sorts of Vitamins because of an injury sustained three years ago. In addition to multi-vitamins I also take C, Super B Complex, L-Lysine, Zinc, Biotin, and Chromiaan Picolate, Calcium, Vitamin D3 50,000 mg (due to deficiency) and for the fish oil I take the flaxseed oils. I am allergic to shell fish and all seafood. I try to take spread them out through out the day. I don’t like taking them all at the same time because I feel queasy as the day goes on.

healthygir1 2010-07-26 14:51:25 -0500 Report

it's really important to find the supplements that work well with your diet/lifestyle.
ALA has been shown to helpful with diabetes. a multivitamin is always really helpful. then consider your diet. if you don't eat a lot of fish, an omega 3 supplement would be really helpful. also there is TONS out there about how important vitamin d is,

Germaine 2010-07-17 00:41:53 -0500 Report

i take the gummy vitamins
multivitamins made for adults.
they seem to work god

Autumn's Mi Mi
Autumn's Mi Mi 2011-10-17 20:24:07 -0500 Report

I agree they work great and I take them at anytime of the day, they are coming up with various gummy vitamins also not just the multivitamin. Its like eating candy.

Diane987 2010-07-15 10:15:05 -0500 Report

I used to take a multivitamin, vitamin D3, fish oil, acidolphillus and glucosamine condroitin. The only thing that I can tell you for sure made a difference was the acidolphillus because I was more regular when I took it than when I didn't take it. The glucosamine/condriotin was doing nothing for my arthritic knee because I was always in pain from the grinding of bone on bone contact.

Now I don't take anything but my Reliv nutritional supplemental shake and I know it is working. I feel energetic, my skin looks better, my nails are stronger, my knee does not hurt and my blood sugar is stabilizing at a normal level even if I overeat. One of the main reasons this stuff works so well is that you take it in a shake rather than a pill. Reliv shakes get absorbed into the body within 20 minutes so your body can start utilizing the nutrients right away. Another great thing is that I don't have to mix and match stuff hoping that I take the right combination of vitamins so they will work together. Reliv is already blended for optimal nutrition. Everything is in the right amount for your body to get the most out of it. I love this stuff.

kdroberts 2010-07-14 11:52:32 -0500 Report

The biggest thing is figuring out why you want to take a vitamin in the first place. Just taking one just because is kind of pointless but if you have certain vitamin or mineral deficiencies then finding supplements that will target those is not such a bad idea. I take a performance multivitamin because I have some slightly low B vitamin levels and the performance vitamins have the highest levels of those in them but not in stupidly high amounts. So, my suggestion would be to think about what you might achieve with supplements and if you actually need to achieve that and go from there.

Judey 2010-07-14 11:43:55 -0500 Report

I've been taking vitamins every day for about 4 years now, & as far as I know they have really helped with fighting off unwanted infections & viruses. Haven't been sick in 4 years but everybody's different, good luck on finding the right supplements

RAYT721 2010-07-12 16:58:48 -0500 Report

An A-Z multivitamin, Cinnamon, Fish Oil, and Calcium w/ D are on my daily vitamin menu. So far, so good.

bettymachete 2010-07-12 13:19:03 -0500 Report

Because I am in training I am taking a good multi vit and several supplements due to a few factors, allergies and special diet needs. I take cinnamon, cranberry, biotin, resveratrol, and chromium picolinate.

MAYS 2010-07-12 12:02:41 -0500 Report

Years ago, during my "active sports years," I relied on supplements constantly, now I prefer to get my vitamins and minerals from sources such as fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.

Although an occasional supplement is now taken, it's more so out of fear that my hectic lifestyle now needs a bit of help, I prefer separates, to the all in ones.
I consume a great deal of liquid Geritol during the warm months.


ccritch 2010-07-12 12:07:36 -0500 Report

Thank you Mays,

I will need to add a more colorful fruit and vegetable variety to my meal plan.

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