Vitamins and Supplements Commonly Used to Reverse Diabetes

Coenzyme Q10 and resveratrol are two additional supplements that help counter the changes that are occurring in the body from diabetes.

Julie’s Case History – From Frustrated to Hopeful

Julie was frustrated with her blood sugar levels and her Type 2 diabetes. They were stuck at 179 mg to 200 mg/dl for fasting and wouldn’t budge. In fact, they hadn’t budged for over six months. She knew there must be something she could do to help the situation because whatever she was eating or not eating had to be making an impact. She changed her diet to lower the carbohydrates, increased her protein a little, and changed the type of fat she ate to good fats, eliminating hydrogenated fats. Luckily, her friend recommended she see a nutritionist who could determine exactly what supplements she needed by lab tests, diet history and 3-day diet recall. The nutritionist discovered Julie was deficient in calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, strontium and vitamin D. All these nutrients except for strontium have a direct impact on blood sugar regulation in the body, yet standard medical protocols won’t investigate them to see if they are impacting one’s diabetes and chances for reversal of this degenerative disease. Once Julie was on a protocol of nutrients her body needed to balance the imbalances, she started seeing results within 10 days. Her fasting blood sugar levels were consistently in the 150-157 mg/dl range and over the next month, fell to the 130s. This is something that can be predicted to happen, once an individual has all the vitamins and minerals he or she needs. She can expect continual progress.

The Real Problem is Nutritional

What this case teaches us is that medications can only do so much for diabetes – and the medications don’t do anything to restore low levels of nutrients the body needs to prevent erratic blood sugar levels. Specifically, low levels of magnesium and vitamin D are clearly tied to a higher incidence of diabetes. Low levels of zinc and chromium are important for the Glucose Tolerance Factor – a cluster of protein and vitamins and minerals the body creates to keep blood sugar levels where they are supposed to be. Calcium is essential for cellular signaling in the pancreas.

The Simple Solution

What would a daily intake of nutrients look like? Well, the truth is that everyone’s protocol is different – and has to be different because your needs are vastly different than Sally or Bob’s nutritional status. It’s not smart thinking to believe that taking a multivitamin/mineral is going to be the solution because all multivitamins don’t supply the RDA for all nutrients. Even if they did, the RDA would never reverse a deficiency. Extra supplements are needed for 6 months to a year of all the nutrients the person is deficient in.

A sample plan for Diabetes vitamins and supplements might look like this:


At the end of the meal, take these supplements for diabetes at the end of the meal:

Calcium/Magnesium liquid, 1 tablespoon

1 B Complex, preferably 1 tablespoon liquid

50 mg zinc

5000 IU vitamin D

500 mcg chromium

1000 mg vitamin C

400 IU vitamin E


At the end of the meal, take the following diabetes supplements:

1 tablespoon liquid Calcium/Magnesium

500 mcg chromium

50 mg zinc

2000 mg omega 3 fats

100 mg Coenzyme Q10


At the end of the meal, take the following vitamins for diabetes:

1 tablespoon liquid Calcium/Magnesium

1000 mg vitamin C

100 mg resveratrol

Starting the Progress May Mean Changing Old Beliefs

Sometimes diabetics have the idea that supplements are the same thing as medications and ideally, they shouldn’t be on ANYTHING – medications or supplements. This is the most damaging ideology to have because both are necessary to restore health. Our medical system is full of patients that take medications but neglect the nutritional aspect of their health. These patients won’t get better and can expect a slippery slope downward of degenerating health and diabetic complications. Likewise, there are millions of undiagnosed diabetics that refuse to even get to the doctor to get the diagnosis and start the treatment. Many simply don’t know they have diabetes, and are doing nothing by default to address medical and nutritional needs. And then there are those that know the importance of nutrition plus taking their medications as a crutch until their body can regain its function. These people choose supplements that would most likely help them restore their health. However, nutrition is a precise science and unless guidance is specific for YOUR needs, the self-medicating philosophy will get only limited results, and then stop.

Do yourself a great favor and find out exactly what your body needs to heal itself. The time and funds you invest into this are well worth the journey to health.


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