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Plainfield, IL
A 19-year-old female asked:

What vitamins, minerals, or pills would be helpful to a type 1 diabetic for lower blood sugar and/or overall health?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is a destruction of the Insulin producing B-cells. Other than that, you are like any other 19 yo woman, and you need a healthy diet, exercise, and a happy life. Unless there is a specific deficiency, you don't need vitamins/etc. But you need Insulin (multiple shots), and the help of a diabetes professional to keep your glu reasonable without too much hypoglycemia.

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