The Global Diabetes Community Forum
Calcium - Recent research suggests calcium is also important for blood sugar control. A calcium deficiency can affect the transport of essential nutrients into cells and prevent insulin from working efficiently3
Vitamin B6 also plays a role in gluconeogenesis. Pyridoxal phosphate can catalyze transamination reactions that are essential for providing amino acids as a substrate for gluconeogenesis. Also, vitamin B6 is a required coenzyme of glycogen phosphorylase (Combs 2008), the enzyme that is necessary for glycogenolysis to occur.
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