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What nutritional supplements do you or your child use?


Vote for each that you use

  35%   241  
      Extra vitamin E  
  8%   55  
      Extra vitamin C  
  12%   88  
  2%   19  
      Gymnema Sylvestre  
  1%   5  
      Other supplements specifically for diabetes  
  4%   34  
  35%   243  

What nutritional supplements do you or your child use?

Poll dates: January 9 - 16, 2000
Total Votes: 680

About one-third of people report taking a multivitamin, while another one-third report taking no nutritional supplements. Smaller numbers of people take extra vitamin C and E, while even smaller numbers take less well-known supplements.

Nutritionists encourage people to get their vitamins and nutrients from a well-balanced meal. Parents, however, often struggle to get their kids to eat correctly. Since at least one study has shown the importance of vitamin E, supplemental vitamins may be important to children and adults with diabetes.

See High-Dose Vitamin E Supplementation Normalizes Retinal Blood Flow and Creatinine Clearance in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:28
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