There is a way after all to slow down progression or it remains a closed chapter? Scientists come up with some ideas that maybe will help more the people diagnosed with diabetes. And the secret? Vitamin D!
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, also known as CDC, explained how type 2 diabetes and prediabetes affect nowadays more than 100 million human beings in the US. Prediabetes, however, indicates the state of the blood glucose levels being higher than expected, which results in the risk of emerging diabetes. On the other hand, 40 % of adults are vitamin D deficient. For some researchers this is a way of beginning a study for the evolution and progression of diabetes.
Lower vitamin D levels, as a 2010 study showed, were linked with lower insulin sensitivity. But after many other studies there still more to find out. However, a recent study gives us hope, being developed only on people who received the diabetes diagnosis recently or were prone to develop it. Tests were ran for 6 months. Vitamin D actually represents a set of compounds like cholecalciferol.
The study concluded that the upper dose of vitamin D supplementation for 6 months considerably enhanced peripheral insulin sensitivity. And that the beta-cell purpose in people at high danger of diabetes or with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. The study also states that those with the lowest insulin sensitivity at a starting point profited the most from vitamin D supplementation. But for people who had the highest risk of diabetes, who did not have reduced glucose sensitivity, vitamin D made no slightest difference.
It could be said that the researchers discovered no benefits in other actions, like fasting glucose, body weight or blood pressure.