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Does the nutritional supplements really helpful in any way for diabetics?

Hi,

Perhaps no other disease is as closely linked to nutrition as diabetes.Not only nutrition play a role in its development, nutrition is also one of the most powerful tool for diabetes treatment.

In the light of its strong and critical connection to nutrition, it is very important to know, if nutritional supplements play any role in prevention,delay,reduction of diabetes and /or it's complications?

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There is Proverb in Tamil which says " Virundhum Marundhum Mundru Vellaiku" which means that feast and medicine is for only three times; by this time we should be able see a change towards cure.

Also "Alakku Meerinal Amruthamum Nunju" that means even Medicine taken in excess is poison.

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Saying "NO",in very sophisticated way.I appreciate your style.

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ww.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20031223/magnesium-lowers

Role of magnesium in diabetes ,a study.

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IR?

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IR = Insulin Resistance.

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Thanks.

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Diminished level of vitD in diabetes is because of disease ,not the cause of disease.

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Apart of vit D,there are several other supplements which are regularily consumed as well as advise by many.These include as you said Alpha Lipoic Acid,,Co enzyme Q10,vit.E,vitB6,Zinc,Chromium,Vanadium etc.Are these really have some role scientifically proved/personal experience or only hearsay?.

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Dr Bernstein says R-ALA is more effective,he took it with Primrose oil(?).biotin should also be taken with R ALA as it reduces biotin.At the same time says it may not be effective in all diabetics.

In this connection,

He quotes two researches but mainly dwells on research from Germany.

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May I ask why do you take CoQ10?To increase energy level and/or life span?Maim stream doctors may prescribe it with statin to combat statin side effect specially muscular pain.

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Although the role of vitamin D in helping to regulate blood

glucose remains poorly understood, vitamin D status

appears to play a role in the development and treatment of

diabetes. It is possible that optimal levels of serum vitamin D may be different for people at risk for developing

diabetes, those with diabetes, and those without diabetes. According to Danescu et al.64, “both animal and human

studies support the notion that adequate vitamin D supplementation may decrease the incidence of type 1 and

possibly also of type 2 diabetes mellitus and may improve the metabolic control in the diabetes state. However, the

exact mechanisms are not clear and need further investigation.”

spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/2/113.full

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reportbuyer.com/pharma_heal... slideshare.net/AMMindpower/... Cached

On the contrary, the nutritional supplement market is expanding rapidly.The US continues to be the largest market for nutritional supplements in the world in terms of retail sale. In 2010 the US nutrition and dietary supplements sale was USD 28 billions, compared to USD 25 billion in 2009.

In 2910 Vit.D sale in US reached 370 millionUSD , an increase of 11.5% over previous year.

There is no conflict from main pharma industry.

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While agreeing generally with you,that big pharma industry is alarmed at the rapid growth of nutritional supplement industry which is projected to cross 60 billion USD by 2020.

So, they are working on a three pronged strategy .It has started right from 1994.(1)dis information/ mis information campaign ,directed against vitamins and other nutritional supplements,in which they have failed miserably failed.

(2) Acquisition of nutra. manufacturing companies.Their dictum is ,it is better to own than to eliminate.they are succeeding in this.

(3) The master stroke is through FDA.

healthuncut.com/2012/11/the-big-lie-the-pharmaceutical

FDA Set to Kill Nutritional Supplement Industry ...

offthegridnews.com/2011/07/... Cached

Kathy, As someone who used to work in Big Pharma, I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that this has nothing to do with Obama, just as the deals ...

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Namasthe! Are you still following LWMD , Shooter George's diet?

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Sorry,I never followed LWMD.

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