From Colorado, USA:
In a previous question, you discussed vitamin E reducing the sensitivity to insulin. I would like more information as I have been megadosing on vitamin E and have been increasing my insulin dosage to maintain acceptable levels.
One study done in Japan showed less sensitivity to insulin among those with type 2 diabetes and another study has shown preliminarily an improvement in eye changes in those with type 1 diabetes on Vitamin E supplements. I feel, however, that no supplements or just a one-a-day type pill is best. These are small studies and Vitamin E does accumulate in the body, so the jury is still out.
Original posting 24 Jan 1999
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.