Can I Take Vitamins?
Vitamins and Minerals
The best way to get enough vitamins in your body is through fruits and vegetables.
Everyone should eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit each day, according to the Dietary Guidelines for America. If your eating is not well-rounded, a vitamin supplement isn’t going to help much.
Foods contain many beneficial substances that you cannot get in pill form. People with diabetes tend to have lower levels of Vitamin C due to high glucose levels that inhibit the uptake of vitamin C by the cells.
In a 1995 study done by the Joslin Diabetes Center, 2000 mg of vitamin C were given to people with Type 2 diabetes. These participants showed an improvement in both blood glucose levels and lipid (Cholesterol and Triglyceride) levels. More research needs to be done, however.