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Old 12-10-2012, 14:21   #1
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what vitamins should a type 2 be taking.

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Probably none, like most people. But some possibilities you might want to look into might be:

K2
D3

I wouldn't mess with too many vitamins unless you have actual reason to believe there is a deficiency. My Vitamin D actually came up a little low in my last labs and so I'm trying the above.

I quit Vitamin C after using it for many years after reading that it can aggravate arthritis. If you eat a lot of PUFA (like "vegetable" oils, chicken, margarine or excessive nuts) you might need some Krill Oil or Fish Oil to counteract its high inflammation factor. Better yet, you might want to reduce your PUFA consumption.

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Gosh and Im thinking that taking vitamins is a necessary evil. I only started taking them since dx. Why, I too dont know. Omega's?

I prefer chicken to red meat. I dont eat a lot, but its a possible problem?.

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The best thing to do is get some blood work done, the majority of the vitamins can be detected in blood work so you will know which ones you are high or low in. I take a host of Vitamins.

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The best thing to do is get some blood work done, the majority of the vitamins can be detected in blood work so you will know which ones you are high or low in. I take a host of Vitamins.
I just had a lipid panel done.is this test something I need to ask for.
I think my first endo did one. He gave a script for D.said I was way way way to low on it.Then after the med's ran out he said take 2000m of it.I do that.
I gave up on the fish oil

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Wife and I both take 10,000 iu a day of D3
I take potassium, Zinc, DHEA, Magnesium, B-complex, Vit E, Vit A, 6000mg of fish oil, I have taken up to 18grams of Vitamin C a day, mostly because I am following the Pauling Protocol for heart disease.

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I take a sublingual b12, a multi, calcium/magnesium, D3 and fish oil oil equivalent to 2 g omega 3. I also take R-ALA/biotin, CoQ10, baby aspirin and a good dose of C.

I have never been a vitamin/supplement guy as I always ate a well rounded diet. Since dx however, my diet has been varied, so I take the multi. I'm also taking metformin, so the B12 and Ca/Mg is recommended owing to absorption issues. Much of the other antioxidant stuff is not so much for diabetes directly but more for slowing the progression of any possible comorbid heart issues (which run in my family even without diabetes).

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I have been taking Omega 3's for about 15 years now. I am a firm believer in the benefits -- both in preventing heart disease and in helping brain chemistry, as there are special receptors in the brain for Omega 3's. I take both fish oil and flax oil, as I think there are benefits to both. I have also always taken a good quality multi-vitamin, presently Centrum Silver, designed for older people.
Also, for my arthritis, I take a glucosamine-MSM combination, which I truly believe helps my arthritis, especially in my back. I really can tell the difference if I haven't taken it for a while.

I am currently taking ALA along with some evening primrose oil with lunch and dinner, since Dr. Bernstein recommends it for his patients that are on Metformin, it acts as an insulin mimetic. The R-ALA which is much better was too expensive for me. And I take chromium GTF to boost metabolism.
I also take calcium, D3 supplementation along with magnesium, but not every day, only when I feel I have not been eating enough dairy and nuts.

I take L-glutamine and L-arginine for neuropathy. I take L-tyrosine for my ADD, as recommended by Dr. Amen. I also take Vinpocetine for cerebral blood flow. And add to that I drink a lot of green tea, made with blueberry tea and cinnamon. And I recently heard of a study that showed that drinking any kind of tea just prior to a meal or with a meal will help prevent BG spikes.

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