Diabetes changes your life.
You have to watch what you eat.
You have to take your medication.
And you have to carefully monitor your blood sugar.
Even if you do all of this, there are no guarantees. Diabetes is cruelly progressive. Despite you and doctor’s best efforts, it may still cause you to suffer chronic pain, damage your eyesight, or even cost you a limb.
More than 30 million Americans are dealing with this. An additional 84.1 million are prediabetic. That means they will likely face full-blown diabetes in the near future.
But what if stopping diabetes were as simple as taking one vitamin?
That’s the promise of research from the University of Sao Paulo School of Public Health.
The Anti-Diabetes Vitamin
The scientists reviewed 18 studies that looked at the connection between diabetes and vitamin D levels. The studies included some 680 subjects.
It turns out there was an inverse correlation between vitamin D and blood sugar.
Participants who took vitamin D supplements, got daily sun exposure, and/or had strong levels of the vitamin in their bloodstream had lower blood sugar. The also had less insulin resistance. That means they had a lower risk for developing diabetes.
A follow-up study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology confirmed the results.
The study split 96 diabetics into two groups. One group took a 5,000 IU dose of vitamin D supplements each day. The other group took a placebo.
After six months, the blood sugar readings of the diabetics taking vitamin D improved. They had better insulin sensitivity and pancreatic function. The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin, the hormone that lowers blood sugar.
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Vitamin D
If you have blood sugar issues, try to get 15 minutes of sun a day with your arms and legs exposed. And have your doctor check your vitamin D level. It’s a simple blood draw.
If your reading is less than 20 ng/mL, you need more vitamin D (ideal levels are 40-60 ng/mL). If it’s not possible for you to increase your sun exposure, take a quality vitamin D3 supplement. We recommend 5,000 IUs a day.
You can also raise your levels by eating foods high in vitamin D3. The best sources are pasture-raised eggs and wild-caught salmon and other oily fish such as sardines, herring, and mackerel.
Even with the best medical care, diabetes can be difficult to manage. To help keep your blood sugar down, make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D.
Editor’s Note: The diabetes epidemic gets a lot of publicity. But what doctors won’t tell you is that there’s another, hidden epidemic that plagues people with blood sugar issues. It has taken thousands of lives. And it’s actually caused by drugs that are supposed to treat diabetes. To get all the details, read our monthly newsletter Independent Healing. GO HERE.