Vitamin supplements in type 2 diabetes mellitus management

A review

Mabel Kar-Wai Yan, Hanan Khalil

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major public health challenge that affects countries across the world. The use of pharmacological therapy is often limited in some patients due to a loss of effect over time or development of adverse effects such as weight gain or hypoglycaemia. This has prompted searches into the role of non-pharmacological therapies in T2DM. The availability and use of vitamin supplements in developed countries have increased significantly and there is evidence that certain vitamins may have roles in the management of T2DM. This review examines the literature assessing the use of vitamins A, C, E, D, K and the B group vitamins (B1, B3, B7, B6, B9, B12) in the management of T2DM. No clear evidence supporting the beneficial role of any specific vitamin in the treatment of T2DM was found. Thus, it is recommended that until further studies are conducted to clarify the role of such vitamins in T2DM management, they should not be routinely recommended in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S589-S595
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews
Volume11
Issue numberSupp. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Management
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Vitamins

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Yan, Mabel Kar-Wai ; Khalil, Hanan. / Vitamin supplements in type 2 diabetes mellitus management : A review. In: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. Supp. 2. pp. S589-S595.
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Vitamin supplements in type 2 diabetes mellitus management : A review. / Yan, Mabel Kar-Wai; Khalil, Hanan.

In: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, Vol. 11, No. Supp. 2, 01.12.2017, p. S589-S595.

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