The Vitamin NO Diabetic Can Afford to Ignore

The fact that so many Americans STILL have low vitamin D is puzzling.

After all, the research showing how VITAL the vitamin is to our health is overwhelming.

For example, maintaining adequate vitamin D levels reduces the risk of osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, respiratory infections, depression, and more.

But new research reveals yet another reason to top up your D.

And if you or someone you know is diabetic, you WON’T want to miss this.

One of the biggest reasons so many Americans have low D levels is simple: We spend FAR too much time indoors.

You see, our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when sunlight hits our skin. But when we stay inside most of the time and cover up every inch of our skin with clothing and sunscreen when we DO venture outside, our bodies can fall behind in D production.

Researchers recently decided to investigate a potential link between vitamin D deficiency and a common painful condition that develops in folks with type 2 diabetes called diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves in the hands or feet malfunction, leading to…

  • signal loss,
  • inappropriate signaling,
  • and distorted signal messaging.

Essentially, it’s like your nerves are playing a hopeless game of telephone in which the messages become completely jumbled by the time they reach the end of the line in your hands or feet.

This neuropathy causes numbness, tingling, and burning pain.

The American Diabetes Association reports that about half of all diabetic patients have some form of nerve damage. That translates into a massive number of people. And your risk of developing the condition rises the longer you have diabetes.

The new study highlights a link between low vitamin D and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Experts theorize that the metabolic stress of diabetes disrupts inflammation regulation and nerve function, triggering the condition.

Vitamin D is critical to good health, and EVERYONE should monitor their levels, regardless of their blood sugar status. But if you’re diabetic, you have to be extra careful to keep your levels topped up.

Spending more time outdoors is a great start. But many folks, especially as they age, would benefit from taking a supplement as well.

P.S. Already battling persistent nerve pain? This new natural approach could FINALLY promise REAL relief.

Source:

Fei S, Fan J, Cao J, Chen H, Wang X, Pan Q. Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in elderly type 2 diabetes mellitus patients by predominantly increasing large-fiber lesions. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2024 Mar;209:111585. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2024.111585. Epub 2024 Feb 15. PMID: 38364910.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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