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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. We wanted to take this time to give you the rundown on the different types, as well as discuss two of the best possible vitamins for people with diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes refers to the disease that creates insulin dependence. It used to be called juvenile diabetes, and occurs when the pancreas is incapable of producing insulin, causing blood sugar levels to rise drastically.
Diabetes type 1 cannot be prevented, and it is an autoimmune condition because it destroys pancreatic beta cells. This means that a person is dependent on taking insulin throughout their life, however, with proper maintenance of blood sugar levels, a person with type 1 can experience less complications later in life.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, has a possibility of being prevented with proper exercise and nutrition.
Many people however, have a predisposition to type 2 diabetes, or they do not get the adequate nutrition in order for their system to manage insulin levels effectively. This means you may not have it now, but without healthy life habits you may develop it later in life.
Before getting type 2 diabetes, most people will develop what is called prediabetes. This is when blood sugar is above normal levels, but it is not high enough yet to qualify as diabetes type 2. This is when taking action is important!
Talking with a nutritionist about your diet, lifestyle habits, exercise patterns, and supplements is a fantastic way to start! Below are two vitamins that are connected with balanced blood sugar levels.
The eight B vitamins that make up B-complex are vital to so many different parts of our functioning body, including healthy red blood cell production and keeping anemia at bay. Being B-complex deficient can also lead to damage of the nervous system and GI tract.
B-complex is only stored in the body via oral consumption--whether that’s food or vitamin supplements. Bs are also water soluble and pass through our bodies quickly, which means we need constant intake of the right dosages.
Ask your nutritionist or medical provider about your B levels and if a supplement is right for you, and also what kind you should take!
According to research, about 42% of Americans today are vitamin D deficient!
Deficiency can be due to poor diet, minimal sunlight exposure from long hours at work, health conditions such as celiac or chronic kidney/liver disease, and yes, from diabetes.
We have great news for you-- supplements can make up for the lack of Vitamin D2 and D3. And it has been found that taking vitamin D supplements correlates with increased glucose tolerance, which is helpful for people with diabetes.
Ask your nutritionist or medical provider about your B and D levels, especially if you are diabetic, and if a supplement is right for you.
EZ Melts Difference--Zero Sugar
Natural supplements like EZ Melts vitamins are a great way to make all essential vitamins and minerals bioavailable to your metabolism. Try our all-natural, zero sugar B-complex and vitamin D supplements!
The best part about choosing EZ Melts? Our tablets are fast melting, EZ to take, and have delicious customer-approved flavors.
In addition, all our supplements have zero sugar, zero chemical additives, are vegan, and non-GMO. Still be sure to talk to your doctor and find out if EZ Melts supplements are right for your needs.
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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens