Diabetes & Vitamins

Many of the vitamins like

  • Vitamin B complex,
  • Thiamine or
  • Vitamin B1
  • Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B6

Other vitamins like

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

Also works great in controlling diabetes. Have a look on the benefits how they can help you controlling your diabetes.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is considered highly beneficial in treating diabetes.

Because of stress, urinary losses and destruction by artificial sweeteners, the vitamin C requirement is usually high in diabetics.

Large amounts of this vitamin sometimes bring very good results. Dr. George V Mann in Perspective in Biology and Medicine recommended extra vitamin C for diabetics.

Natural insulin output increases in diabetics with supplementary doses of vitamin C.

The intake of vitamin C in the form of

  • Dried Indian gooseberry (amla), the richest known source of vitamin C
  • Tablets of 500 mg
  • Citrus fruits
  • green leafy vegetables
  • Sprouted Bengal gram
  • Green grams

Vitamin E – This vitamin reduces considerably the devastating vascular damage accompanying diabetes.

Dr. Willard Shute in The Complete Book of Vitamins recommends 800-1600 IU of vitamin E a day to prevent arterial degeneration in diabetes.

A Swedish study also supports vitamin E therapy for treating diabetes.

Vitamin E helps diabetics decrease their insulin requirements.

It would be advisable for a diabetes patient to take a daily dose of 200 IU of this vitamin for a fortnight at a time.


Rich Sources of Vitamin E. Valuable natural foods sources of this vitamin are

  • Wheat or cereal germ
  • Whole grain products
  • Fruits
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Milk
  • All whole raw
  • Sprouted seeds.

Other rich sources of vitamin E are

  • Cold pressed crude vegetable oils,
  • Sunflower seeds,
  • Safflower,
  • Soya beans oils,
  • Raw and Sprouted Seeds
  • Grains
  • Alfalfa
  • Lettuce
  • Almond

Vitamin A – Diabetics are unable to convert beta-carotine to vitamin A.

A supplement of this vitamin, therefore, becomes necessary. A dose of 15000 IU on alternate days is considered adequate by some authorities.

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