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Is B12 shots ok for diabetics?

Is B12 shots ok for diabetics?

Ok but not needed: Unless you have pernicious anemia - a disorder in which you cannot absorb vitamin B12 - you should be able to take oral b12. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Please help, what is wrong with me? I am a 35 year old female, I have B12 defiency and take a shot every 2 weeks, I am border line diabetic, I have polycystic ovarian disease and I am overweight by 45 lbs. Even with my regular shots I have been experienc

Underactive : Underactive thyroid which can cause sleep apnea comes to mind. That could explain low energy and cramps and fatigue and sleepiness. Not sure about the leg pain. By the way, for most people B12 pills work fine see my post below. You simply will need some lab tests and a physical and neurologic exam to be sure of what's going on. Your health is important. You can get an idea of charges/cost by calling ahead. Lots of docs can do lab tests at reduced charge. Hypothyroidism is more common in those with B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Diabetes & B12: Well, what comes to mind is B12 deficiency that can be caused by metformin, which is a common diabetic medication. Also B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy similar to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What about giving vit.B12 to diabetic complaining of numbness in there hands does it work?

What about giving vit.B12 to diabetic complaining of numbness in there hands does it work?

Depends on the cause: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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What is difference between B12 deficiency neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

What is  difference between B12 deficiency neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Vit B12 deficiency neuropathy affecting the spinal cord leads to sensory and motor dysfunction, burning sensation in arms and legs in both sides and imbalance gait, the motor causing muscle cramps, loss of muscle mass and control, it can be treated with vit b12. Dibetic neuropathy affects sensory nerves and autonomic system leads to burning arms & legs, sexual, bldder and sweating dysfunctions. ...Read more

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How to select B12 & folic acid or b100 complex tablet for anemia problem. I am type 2 diabetic?

How to select B12 & folic acid  or b100 complex tablet for anemia problem. I am type 2 diabetic?

Find cause of Anemia: It is not a good idea to blindly treat anemia with vitamins.You should find a good doctor who can evaluate the cause of your anemia first and then treat the cause with the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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It has been suggested that I take vitamin B12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't. I do not have diabetes. What dosage?

It has been suggested that I take vitamin B12 because the bottoms of my feet feel numb but they aren't.  I do not have diabetes.  What dosage?

B12: You should not take vitamin B12 withut getting evaluated for numbness of your feet.You should have b12, methymelonic acid levels and if you are found to be deficient in vit B12 then you need to be treated either with injectable vitb12 or nasal spray in therapeutic dases followed by maintainance doses, the numbness may due to other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more