The B vitamins

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/19/2006 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I posted this originally in the Fibromyalgia Forum where I also mod but so much of the info applies to us diabetics so I wanted to get the info to you all as well.

Visit this link B Vitamins and see if it may help you.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


quatlox
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   Posted 7/19/2006 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

I have been doing vitamins before I became diabetic 34 years ago. My mom worked at the local GNC, and God Bless her for turning me onto them. Mom is now 78 years old and does not take any type of meds and is still as strong as an ox, just a little heavy in weight.

They are the best thing a diabetic has going for them besides insulin.

B-Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidents and food supplements are great and can extend your quality of life wether you are a diabetic or not.

Bob

ilovecats94
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   Posted 8/2/2006 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I'm bumping this because it is such good info.  Even my son, who is 25 years old, type 2, and on insulin, I got him to take the Centrum Silver Vitamins because he isn't much of a vegetable eater. 
 
Also he has retinopathy, and I felt the vitamins could only help.  I'm surprised he continues to take them in the morning.  Good for him... :-)  
 
Have a great vacation!
 
Hugs,
Faye
I have hypothyroidism (1953), diabetes type 2 (1976), high cholesterol (1989), gastroparesis (1990), FMS (1995), and GERD (2006).
 
Meds for FMS: Prozac, Xanax, Diclofenac, Cytotec (stomach med to go with Diclofenac), Lortab.
 
Other meds: Nexium, Cytomel, Detrol, Reglan, Novolog insulin, Novolin N insulin, Bumex, Lipitor, WelChol. Also on B12 sublingually, magnesium, Centrum Silver Vitamin, CoQ10.


spooky
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   Posted 8/2/2006 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

allow me to deviate a little from B vitamins to C vitamin(Ascorbic acid).

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). Ascorbic acid is needed for proper white cell function and wound healing. Hyperglycemia and oxidative stress adversely affect leukocyte(White cell) function. Leukocyte ascorbate levels may be reduced by oxidative stress. Ascorbic acid improves endothelial-dependent vasodilatation.

Hyperglycemia increases urinary losses of ascorbate. This may explain why diabetic patients have low levels of ascorbic acid Low levels of ascorbic acid may make the diabetic patient more susceptible to wound infection, delayed healing, endothelial dysfunction . Therefore, diabetic patients who are not controlled require greater amounts of ascorbic acid in their diet.

 The normal amount to provide antioxidant protection (recommended dietary allowance) is 90 mg and 75 mg for men and women, respectively, and is based on the minimal urinary excretion of ascorbate. Smoking increased the requirement by 35 mg/day.Hyperglycemia should increase the requirement by as much as smoking, if not more.  Providing the diabetic patient with enough ascorbic acid to cover losses in the urine is the central point.

The upper tolerable limit is 2 g.  The daily requirement of ascorbic acid should be increased to 200 mg daily in Diabetics. Smokers should have an additional 50 mg of ascorbic acid in their diet.

I hope we all check how much C vitamin we are taking.75 to 90 mgs in a day as a supplement is absolutely a sub-optimal dose is the message i wish to convey!

Bump for B vitamins!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/2/2006 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, as with the B vitamins, C is water soluable so if you do take a bit too much your body simply excretes it in your urine. (How convenient!)
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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