11.22.14

The 411: Supplements and Diabetes

Diabetes and Supplements

Us folks with diabetes are bombarded by supplement advertisements. Not a day goes by without a cinnamon ad trolling the DDG inbox. The crew over at MindBodyGreen published this infographic from a book titled Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless. The book looks to analyze data behind the claims made by supplement companies. He even lists them out in a “worth it” area. The results are highly valuable in the world of diabetes management.

Interesting notes to take away from the graphic:

1) Cinnamon did not make it in the “worth it” area. Hmmm.
2) Aloe vera and its effects on diabetes management (most likely type 2) did make it above.
3) Vitamin D and coffee are awesome. If you’re looking for a good Vitamin D supplement, this is what I take most mornings. Country Life Vitamin D3

Supplement Effectiveness Chart

Former co-founder of DiabetesDailyGrind, Ryan's mission is to motivate others with diabetes to live their own authentic life. Most days, when not in the hospital during his medical residency, you can find him on the bike, surfboard, or yoga mat. He believes in the power of clean eating, and loves his Dexcom.

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