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Vitamin D and blood sugar
Marie   United States
Posted: May-03-12, 08:12 PM (EST)
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For the past year I was taking Vitamin D3 due to levels being too low. Level was 26, then 30, and present 54.5. Normal optimal range is 50-70.

Started out taking 2,000 I.U. daily, then internist increased it to 2,000 I.U. twice daily. Was taking Citrical Plus D twice daily and also Magnesium 400 mg. twice daily. Magnesium helps the calcium to absorb better.

The total Vitamin D for each day was over 5,000 I.U.

After taking Vitamin D3 for several months, my blood sugar was great 2 hrs. after meals even tho I had consumed some starches, definitely more carbs than in the past. I was delighted to be able to enjoy good food again. During this time A1c remained at 5.5.

Just knew I had found the secret of keeping blood sugar under control and enjoy good food too.

My recent lab report indicated the "calcium blood level" was out of range. After checking previous calcium blood levels discovered it was gradually elevating during the year.

Elevated calcium blood level is not good, can cause kidney stones along with many other things.

I now am off of Vitamin D for 4 months and will see if the calcium level returns to normal.

If you are taking vitamin D, be sure and have your calcium level checked before you have a major problem or damage.

Marie
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3. RE: Vitamin D and blood sugar
mackwhite   United States
Posted: Jun-22-12, 08:42 AM (EST)
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vitamin D is very important as it helps treating conditions that cause weak and painful bones (osteomalacia).
Low levels of phosphate in the blood (familial hypophosphatemia).
Low levels of phosphate in the blood due to a disease called Fanconi syndrome.
And diabetic patient needs it allot as because of diabetes their bone starts giving pain.



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Supergran_6   Zimbabwe
Posted: Jun-01-12, 11:43 PM (EST)
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Thanks so much for the insight Marie. I have been on a course of vitamin D for 12 months, found my enegry levels picked up quite nicely, but never thought there would be a calcium blood level connection. I will need to check with my Dr to see if they are keeping an eye on this as well.

Bev
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Lyrid   United States
Posted: May-10-12, 03:14 PM (EST)
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Hi Marie , thanks for the heads up, I have no idea if my Dr. checks out my calcium level, I'll ask during my next visit.I just sign with this site looking for vegetables recipes, for some reason I can't get the daily email
keep writing the numbers and I'm told they are wrong, well....I'm of to do some food and veggies shopping
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4. RE: Vitamin D and blood sugar-----UPDATE
Marie   United States
Posted: Aug-20-12, 04:56 PM (EST)
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My Vitamin D level finally reached 54 via taking 5,000 I.U. daily, prescribed by previous internist. Best level is between 50-75.

Due to my calcium blood level being out of range I stopped taking all supplements and decided to take only what my new internist thought I needed.

After 4 months my level of Vitamin D is down to 29.

That is a major drop in Vitamin D level in a short time. I cannot be in the sun due to skin cancers, so natural Vitamin D is out for me.

New internist advised me to take 400 I.U. twice daily and will see if the level will go up again. Will start the new dosage today 8-20-2012.

AS many of you may be aware, it has been discovered that people are overdosing on supplements. Many supplements are added to foods and people take supplements too. They are now saying taking supplements can reduce your life expectancy by 10 years, especially for women.

New internist did not suggest going back on any supplements other than vitamin D.

Current A1c 5.7




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5. RE: Vitamin D and blood sugar-----UPDATE again
Marie   United States
Posted: Dec-26-12, 05:48 PM (EST)
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After 4 months being back on Vitamin D3 800 IU daily my level went up from 29 to 36.

Internist has increased dosage to 1200 IU daily and will see if my level increases over the next 6 months when I am scheduled for another checkup.




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6. RE: Vitamin D and blood sugar-----UPDATE again
SuzannaOR   United States
Posted: Jan-09-13, 11:47 AM (EST)
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Glad to see that your Vitamin D level is going back up. Interesting what you say in your August post about supplements decreasing your life span. I plan to talk with my doctor when I next see him, as I take a lot of supplements for various problems with my health.

Suzanna




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7. RE: Vitamin D and blood sugar-----UPDATE again
Marie   United States
Posted: Jan-15-13, 06:36 PM (EST)
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This message was edited on Jan-15-13 at 06:56 PM (EST)
 
Susanna, I agree you should check with your physician regarding supplements.

If it really is true that supplements shorten your life, I shudder to think how much money I spent on supplements since 1955 only to destroy my health.

Studies indicate that vitamins from "food" are not harmful, only the pill vitamins that shorten your lifespan.

It is true that some people really do need help from "a" supplement, not necessarily many supplements.

More than likely physicians own stock in supplement companies and benefit by prescribing supplements.


Years ago some physicians said the only thing vitamins did was make expensive "pee". Maybe they were right!




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