What do you think of chromium and raw pancreas concentrate, and vitamin supplements in general?
I know of no convincing evidence that any vitamin supplement has been shown to be beneficial in insulin dependent diabetes. A well balanced diet will contain all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements required for a healthy body. Of course there are interesting studies going on such as the European Nicotinamide Diabetes Intervention Trial which is attempting to establish whether Nicotinamide (a B group Vitamin) can delay or prevent the onset of diabetes, but it is far too early for any answers to be forthcoming.
In cases where diabetic patients are on restricted diets (for example, vegetarian or gluten-free), they will need specific dietary advice from a trained dietitian.
Original posting 13 Oct 96
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