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Vitamin - Effect
Biotin: No effect on diabetes management.
Folic acid: No effect on diabetes management.
Niacin: Increases blood glucose levels and glycosylated hemo-globin levels.
Pantothenic acid: No effect on diabetes management.
Vitamin A: No effect on diabetes management.
Vitamin B1: No effect on diabetes management.
Vitamin B2: No effect on diabetes management.
Vitamin B6: May be useful in the treatment of diabetic neuropathies and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Vitamin B12: May decrease HbA1c without improvement of glycemic control.
Vitamin C: May help prevent or reduce cataract, angiopathy, and various nerve disorders in patients with diabetes; may produce erroneous results with urinary glucose tests.
Vitamin D: No effect on diabetes management.
Vitamin E: May be useful in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and diabetic vascular disease and help reduce protein glycosylation.
Vitamin K: No effect on diabetes management.
Chromium: May improve glycemic control in patients with documented chromium deficiency.
Magnesium: Low levels are associated with hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia's, retinopathy, mineral homeostasis, dyslipidemia, and poor glycemic control; may require an adjustment in the patient's diabetic management program.
Manganese: May improve blood glucose control in patients with a manganese deficiency.
Vanadium: May improve glycemic control.
Zinc: No effect on diabetes management.
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