Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 21, 2002
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from Salzburg, Austria:
I was researching the use of antioxidants for my paper, so a friend, who has type 1 diabetes asked my opinion about using them (vitamins, supplements) in his case. I found some articles, but I couldn�t find enough to feel able to give him advice. I know there have already been questions about vitamin E, but aren�t there any new results or more definitive answers? Can I tell him that the "damages" result from oxidative stress that he can reduce with exogenous antioxidants?
As far as I am aware, there is no conclusive evidence that diabetes is a result of primary oxidative stress response and no evidence that antioxidants have any significant effect on preventing or reducing the effects of diabetes.
[Editor’s comment: See Complementary and Alternative Medicine.