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Which supplements can help diabetes?

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Chromium has been widely publicized as therapy to improve diabetes control. Although there are several studies that support a role for chromium as beneficial in diabetes, other studies do not confirm this. Currently, there are no recommendations for its use in diabetes management.

Magnesium has been studied for years as a form of therapy to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. A lack of magnesium has been associated with insulin secretion abnormalities and has been associated with diabetes complications.

Vanadium is derived from plant sources and has been shown in a few studies to increase a person's sensitivity to insulin. No recommendations exist for supplementation to be given to people with diabetes.

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American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

SOURCE:

American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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