Diabetics Need Micronutrients More Than Most People

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can have a significant impact on your health. Unfortunately, research has also shown that many diabetics have higher levels of nutritional deficiencies than those without diabetes.

Due to the metabolic basis of the disease and its complications, people living with diabetes (specifically Type 2) experience “significant losses of important micronutrients,” not to mention the fact that the medications often prescribed for the disease cause an increase in nutrient requirements as well.

This means that it is even more important for people living with diabetes to take the steps necessary to ensure that they get the vitamins and minerals that their bodies need.

A person’s diet is one of the most important factors in managing diabetes. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats can help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and improve overall health.

Nutritional Deficiencies Can Lead to Complications

Research has found that those with diabetes tend to be deficient in certain nutrients more often than those without diabetes. These deficiencies can include vitamins A, B6,



Nutrient Supplements Are Even More Important For Diabetics

Every time the 14th of November rolls around, World Diabetes Day does as well, giving us yet another sad reminder of just how many lives that the disease is affecting worldwide. In the United States alone, there are nearly 27 million diabetics with an estimated 7 million more currently undiagnosed. 

That total of over 34 million Americans equals right around 13% of the total population. In other words, for each of your ten friends and family members, at least one of them is diabetic (on average). 



Diabetes: Traversing & Crippling the Globe for Centuries

World Diabetes Day rolls around every November 14th. Although this national holiday became official in 1991, the history of diabetes runs deep:

  • “An ailment suspected to be diabetes was recognized by the Egyptians in manuscripts dating to approximately 1550 B.C. ~ Healthline.com
  • “On 11 January 1922, Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old boy with diabetes… was given the first injection of insulin.”` Diabetes.org
  • “In 1959, two distinct types of diabetes were identified when Solomon Berson and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow developed radioimmunoassay methods to measure insulin in the blood.


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