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    Vitamin D and diabetes
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    Marta123 posted:
    I recently heard that low levels of Vitamin D can lead to diabetes. Anyone knows anything about it?
     
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    An_202589 responded:
    Yes, I heard about it too. I just watched a video about Vitamin D where the docs says that Vitamin D deficiency can cause diabetes and diabetes II. It seems Vitamin D has been linked to a lot of diseases, including cancer.
    Here is the video I was taking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp5_m_dQXco
     
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    DavidHueben responded:
    Marta:

    All you need to do is take off your shirt and go outside in the sun for 15 - 20 minutes each day. Your body will produce all the vitamin D you need.

    If you cannot go outside, you can take a supplement.

    David
    You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. - Yogi Berra
     
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    rebitzman replied to DavidHueben's response:
    Also - salmon, milk and orange juice are also all good sources.

    Granted - milk and OJ are probably not the best foods for a diabetic, but salmon is.

    Also, for those with skin cancer issues - according to the National Institutes of Health, it does not take much sunlight to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D: perhaps as little as 30 minutes of daytime exposure twice a week.
     
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    rubystar2 replied to DavidHueben's response:
    Interesting advice, David. I'd be pretty hard pressed to take my shirt off and go outside. ROFL

    Anyway, I do take a Vitamin D supplement and last time I was at the doctor I asked for a Vitamin D blood test along with an Serum Insulin level.
    Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
     
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    auriga1 replied to DavidHueben's response:
    Spoken like a true man, David. LOL. Yep, just take off my shirt and go outside. You think anyone might say anything?

    Like rubystar, ROFL.
     
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    rubystar2 replied to auriga1's response:
    I think David forgot 50% of the population is female. I have a dear friend who doesn't always understand why I say "It's a man's world". Well, here you go, case in point!!
    Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
     
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    DavidHueben replied to rubystar2's response:
    Ruby:

    I know (and did not forget) that half of the world is female. I did not say "get naked". You could easily put on a halter top and a pair of shorts and go lay on your chaise lounge for a few minutes.

    To imply that I don't respect the women in our world is a little bit of an insult. It is NOT a "case in point".

    David
    You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. - Yogi Berra
     
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    xring replied to auriga1's response:
    I think women should be required by law to go outside topless.

    For Vitamin D.
     
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    amanda2581 replied to rubystar2's response:
    Rubystar if I take off my shirt and go out side there will be a eclipse!!!ROFL , slipper
     
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    amanda2581 replied to xring's response:
    You would Xring!!!tee hee
     
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    arealgijoe responded:
    The Vit-D question might be more of a chicken or the egg issue. Reduced kidney function (common in diabetes) CAN CAUSE low vit-D. When my Kidney function was down, my vit-D level was also down.

    I am with-holding judgement as to what causes or what comes first. Watching Vit-D tho is a good thing.

    GOMER
     
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    DianeR01 responded:
    Marta,

    I am T2 on metformin and Glyubride. After adding a vitamin D3 supplement, 2000 iu daily, I found my fasting numbers dropped by about 10 % on a very consistant basis. Interestingly I live in the desert southwest and even though I am outdoors in the daylight in shorts and t shirt 30-60 minutes daily I was able to benefit from the additional D3.

    Please talk to your doctor before adding any supplement.

    di
     
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    nwsmom replied to xring's response:
    Xring, most of us older women would scare people!
     
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to DavidHueben's response:
    I recently read that people who live north of southern Georgia can not get enough vitamin D without supplementation-even going outside topless.

    Even half of a group of skateboarders in Southern California and surfers in Hawaii had below optimal Vitamin D levels-despite hours and hours of daily sun exposure and toplessness.
    ~Louise


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