Can Supplements Help People with Diabetes?

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So far, there is not enough research to support specific recommendations for diabetes and supplements. Ongoing studies point to two minerals that may be linked to blood sugar control:
  • Chromium is needed to help the body use glucose effectively. However, more research is needed to see if taking a magnesium supplement will help control blood sugar levels in people who are not magnesium deficient.
  • Magnesium levels are often low in people who have problems with insulin secretion and in people with complications of type 2 diabetes. Whether magnesium dietary supplements can help relieve or reduce these problems is still unknown.
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