Can Vitamin E Prevent Complications?

Mar 1, 1994

Thirty people with diabetes who require insulin, matched for duration of disease and metabolic control, were sorted into three groups of ten each. One group was given a placebo, one group was given 600 mg of Vitamin E and the third group received 1200mg of Vitamin E daily for two months.

Results? No significant changes in blood sugar during the study but "glycosylated proteins decreased significantly after 1 and 2 months in patients on Vitamin E administration. People with diabetes who received the higher dose of vitamin E showed the greater reduction." Long-term studies are planned. (Diabetes Care, January 1991)

Advisory Board - I feel you should mention that large doses of vitamin E, 1000 mg or more per day, can cause myophathy (muscle disease).-Dr. Nancy Bohannon, MD.

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Categories: Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Insulin, Vitamins

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