From Iowa, USA:
We discovered my daughter has Type 1 diabetes a year ago; she is now 10. Her sugars are pretty stable with NPH and Regular insulin given three times daily. Should she be on any special vitamins to help the diabetes?
If your daughter is eating a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, she should not need any vitamin supplementation. At the present time, there is no firm evidence that high dose vitamins helps in the control of insulin dependent diabetes.
Additional Comment from Joyce Mosiman, diabetes dietitian:You might want to look at her daily intake in comparison to the recommendations on the Food Guide Pyramid to see if she is eating the appropriate amounts of fruits and vegetables daily. If she is not meeting these guidelines a daily multivitamin might be advisable. A dietitian would be able to help with this assessment.
Original posting 18 Oct 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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