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Which Food Supplements Do You Take?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by NewTD2, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I take the following daily capsules with my doctor’s permission:

    L-Carnosine with Alpha Lipoic Acid
    Cinnamon 500 mg
    Pomegranate 1000 mg
    Vitamin B Complex
    Black Cumin Seeds (Nigella Sativa)
    Karela 500 mg (Bitter Melon)
    Ester C
     
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  2. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    I take no supplements.
    I tried to eat a healthy balanced diet and do plenty of exercise.

    Perhaps this is easier with type 1?
     
  3. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cod liver oil and multivitamin just in case my healthy food misses the mark
     
  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I take no supplements as I have no deficiency symptoms and my blood markers are fine.
    I have taken R-ALA in the past, but none since December.
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Calcium +D3
    Vit B3
    Vit B12
    Vit K2
    R-ALA
    Digestive Enzymes
    Vit C
    CQ-10

    I tend to rattle a bit.
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure what a balanced diet is but if you will accept a very varied diet then I do the same.
     
  9. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I have taken vitamin C and zinc, and calcium with vitamin D since before my diabetes diagnosis, as they are both thought to be of benefit to people with arthritis.
    Since being diagnosed type 2 I take vitamin B complex, cinnamon and Benecol yoghurt drink (if that counts as a supplement?)
     
  10. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    D3 in Winter because I don't live in Florida
    Zinc (had a cold sore and plenty of vit C seemed to help)
    Cod liver oil - not sure why !

    I do feel lucky to be healthy and have not had a cold this Winter. I am type 1 and have always felt like I had a slightly too good immune system (it nuked my insulin cells at age 10 after all...)
     
  11. tayelola

    tayelola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Since diagnosed T2 in 2012 had never taken any supplement because my GP did not prescribe any for me.
     
  12. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Vitamin D
    Magnesium Citrate
    Hair, Skin and Nails formula
     
  13. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Drs only prescribe certain vitamins if tests prove you need them.

    Other vitamins have to be purchased over the counter..
     
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  14. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    None. I am on enough tablets as it is.
     
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  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    My GP did not prescribe me a glucose meter and strips I still have them though.
     
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  16. SZB2357

    SZB2357 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Calcium + D3
    Vitamin B Complex
     
  17. MKD75

    MKD75 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cinnamon and bitter melon, manage by diet alone, if I can go the herbal route ill be very happy and lucky.
     
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  18. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    It took another 40 years for mine to be killed off but I agree about feeling I have a strong immune system. I rarely get the colds and sore throats that others seem to get.

    The only supplement I have taken was vit D in the winter months prescribed by my doctor in France. Its given fairly routinely to women over 65 (and infants) My new English GP looked somewhat askance at it when we were going through my prescription.
     
  19. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I don't think of herbs and spices as supplements but a natural part of my diet, used in modest amounts - I do have some fish oil capsules, and some alpha lipoic acid tablets which I take a couple of times a week when I remember, but if my health depended on me remembering to take tablets - I'd be doomed, I think.
     
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  20. MarionGrassie

    MarionGrassie Type 2 · Member

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    1. Omega 3 fish oil
    2. 50+ multivitamin
    3. Chromium picolinate
    4. Milk thistle
    5. Lactobacillus Acidophilus (probiotic)
    6. Fructo-oligosaccharide powder (prebiotic)
    Occasional ACV and Glucomannan
     
    #20 MarionGrassie, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:39 AM
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
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