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Vitamin And Minerals CHART

Dec 1, 1992

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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