Do you, or does your child, take a vitamin D supplement?
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and balance other minerals in the body, which help with bone growth and development. It also helps support the muscles, nerves, immune system, and glucose metabolism.
It is possible that low vitamin D is associated with type 1 diabetes, which is why were asking this poll question about supplementation to our CWD community. Low vitamin D has been linked to both insulin resistance and the auto-immune process. Since type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder, it’s possible that vitamin D has a role in the activation of the onset of T1D, but the studies have not been entirely conclusive. However, there are many studies that show that early supplementation of vitamin D can prevent or delay the onset of T1D, as well as prevent type 2 diabetes.