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What nutritional supplements do you or your child use?

 
 

Vote for each that you use

 
     

Multivitamin

 
 

35%

 

163

 
     

Extra vitamin E

 
 

3%

 

16

 
     

Extra vitamin C

 
 

7%

 

33

 
     

Chromium

 
 

1%

 

8

 
     

Gymnema Sylvestre

 
 

1%

 

3

 
     

Other supplements specifically for diabetes

 
 

3%

 

15

 
     

None

 
 

48%

 

224

 
 

What nutritional supplements do you or your child use?

Poll dates: November 17 - 24, 2002
Total Votes: 462

About one-third of people report taking a multivitamin, while almost half report taking no nutritional supplements. Smaller numbers of people take extra vitamin C and E, while even smaller numbers take less well-known supplements.

Nutritionists encourage people to get their vitamins and nutrients from a well-balanced meal. Parents, however, often struggle to get their kids to eat correctly. Since at least one study has shown the importance of vitamin E, supplemental vitamins may be important to children and adults with diabetes.

For more information about supplements, see our section about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Diabetes and High-Dose Vitamin E Supplementation Normalizes Retinal Blood Flow and Creatinine Clearance in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

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