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What is a good multi vitamin for diabetics?
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: Most of them
There are a great variety of multi-vitamins that have the whole spectrum of b vitamins.
At least 500 mg of vitamin c is a good idea and if it contains about 5-600 units of vitamin d it is also helpful. Minerals are probably not necessary, although some chromium may be helpful - but this is still controversial. Best to stay away from any vitamin e.

In brief: Most of them
There are a great variety of multi-vitamins that have the whole spectrum of b vitamins.
At least 500 mg of vitamin c is a good idea and if it contains about 5-600 units of vitamin d it is also helpful. Minerals are probably not necessary, although some chromium may be helpful - but this is still controversial. Best to stay away from any vitamin e.
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
I'm agree with Dr fried! Vitamins C and D are important! The debate about Vitamin E is complex and somewhat skewed. There was a recent trial that showed Vitamin E increases risk of prostate cancer! The problem with this study was that the Vitamin E used was synthetic. Vitamin E is made up of 8 subunits. Delta-Tocotrionols, one of the subunits has shown to be beneficial. More research needed!
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None specifically
The average diabetic doesn't need to take a multivitamin as long as you eat a well balanced diet.
However, if you are older and have been on metformin for several years, discuss checking your B12 levels with your pcp or endocrinologist, as your B12 might be low. If so, you will need replacement- any brand is fine.

In brief: None specifically
The average diabetic doesn't need to take a multivitamin as long as you eat a well balanced diet.
However, if you are older and have been on metformin for several years, discuss checking your B12 levels with your pcp or endocrinologist, as your B12 might be low. If so, you will need replacement- any brand is fine.
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