Patients Diabetes (Type 2)

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I read in a recent health article that vitamin D can be a contributing factor to many conditions, including diabetes!

First, the β-cell in the pancreas that secretes insulin has been shown to contain vitamin D receptors. Evidence indicates that vitamin D treatment improves glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. Vitamin D deficiency leads to reduced insulin secretion. Supplementation with vitamin D has been shown to restore insulin secretion in animals.

So, could that mean that Vitamin D supplementation could help combat diabetes progression and/or recovery from diabetes? Anyone have any personal experience?

Beginning of the discussion - 7/2/19

Vitamin D and diabetes?

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Hi Clarence, I supplement with Vitamin D; however, I do it because of all the health benefits I have heard that come along with it. Can't say I have noticed anything in relation to my diabetes, but maybe if I was not supplementing I would be worse off.

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