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.
November 9, 2001
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from Los Angeles, California, USA:
I am a 23 year who has had type 1 diabetes 19 years. What types of vitamins or herbal supplements can I take to help? Is there anything that would help protect me from complications or aid in insulin sensitivity?
The heart of the matter is that there are a lot of people out there saying there are herbals which help with the treatment of diabetes. However, there is not a lot of scientific information to back this up. For my money, there are really not vitamins or supplements which are more important than a healthy lifestyle, complete with good overall nutrition, exercise, and good blood sugar control.
[Editor’s comment: Also, see Herbs and other Supplements, at the Diabetes Monitor.