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.
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,