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Type 2 Diabetes taking Vitamin D3

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Thomas_the_tank_engine, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Thomas_the_tank_engine

    Thomas_the_tank_engine Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    Anyone taking vitamin D3 with any noticeable results
    Thinking of taking during winter lack of sunlight but read that they are a benifit for insulin in diabetes
    Would welcome any feedback
    Thanks and stay safe
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My nails were amazing after about 12 months.
     
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  3. 62Karen

    62Karen Type 2 · Member

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    I’m on injected vit D cause my levels are in my boots. Even before the injections and trying tablets my vit D dropped in winter, I also have low B12 it all goes together. If your seeing an endocrinologist let them know
     
  4. Rose22

    Rose22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was given a course from gp to boost me as was low last year, I’d gone with achy legs thinking maybe low iron, but was v surprised they said low vit d. It helped legs felt much better! I now take every day as advised by dietician through the autumn winter months. I also think it was from taking metformin, but that’s just my opinion.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I take VitD and K2.... numerous benefits to doing so.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I take a high dose of D3 and K2 for bone health but have realised lately that it is also good for other issues (like Covid-19) so I wouldn't be surprised if it also is beneficial for anyone with T2D.
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    D3 and K2, not too high dose since I live on the equator and play in the sun all day
     
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    SMS1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2000 ui per day vitamin d3 ( something I read - don’t know if it’s the right amount for everyone).
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I was taking vit d3 and k2 the normal levels recommended for d3 are fine for bone density but the immune system it seems requires a level somewhat higher in order to function properly am not too certain about k2 for me as i take aspirin daily to reduce the likelihood of blood clots and k2 would tend to nullify that so I am not taking it at the moment.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Taking D3 and K2 . No noticeable effect but (famous last words) I don't seem to get much in the way of long lasting colds etc.
    Interestingly just taking a supplement may not boost your levels if you are also very insulin resistant meaning D levels are a marker of metabolic ill health rather than a maker of them.
    The small Spainish trial on Covid patients gave those patients vitamin D3 in its active form so I as understand it their bodies did not have to do the conversion work.
    My take from this is that we should all keep up with the low carb + exercise regime + stress management routines to give our immune systems the best chance in Winter.
     
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  11. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take D3 and K2 in spray form as absorption across the gut wall decreases with age. This was originally to help with bone health but may now also have a protective role in other health conditions. I had a blood test for Vit D last week at came in at 88 (can't remember the unit). Lower end of normal range but this range varies considerably depending on which country you are in.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I take vitamin D3 and vitamin C
    Have noticed I generally feel better for taking them
     
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  13. Jo_the_boat

    Jo_the_boat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6000 ui a day, about to up it to 8000 for winter.
    Dr Kendrick, among others, is an advocate.
     
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