O diabetics must be screened for disability vitamin C routinely, according to the results of a new investigation by the Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition IPAN from the deakin university (Australia), which reveals that the deficiency of this vitamin can increase the risk of complications from this disease.
These discoveries were achieved by Dr. avoid masonwhich suggests that the assessment of levels of vitamin C in blood should become a routine part of the clinical management of diabetesregardless of whether the person has type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.
In this sense, the expert warned that “People with diabetes are at high risk of vitamin C deficiency due to a variety of factors, including increased body requirements for oxidative damage, decreased uptake into cells, excessive losses from the kidneys, and insufficient dietary intake.“.
Thus, according to the study, increasing deficient or low levels of vitamin C may help improve blood sugar control and reduce disease risk factors cardiac such as high blood pressure.
Recent short-term interventions with vitamin C show promise in controlling diabetes complications in some parts of the body, such as foot ulcers, according to the study.
The research of Dr. Mason involved a comprehensive review of the evidence on the effects of vitamin C supplementation and its possible mechanisms on diabetes control. In this sense, the expert pointed out that “a personalized vitamin C supplementation regimen that takes into account underlying factors such as a person’s disease state, vitamin C status, and level of diabetes control is important to help optimize therapeutic effects in a safe manner “.
Furthermore, he detailed that “there is no convincing evidence of any interference with these tests when oral vitamin C supplements are taken at recommended doses“.
On the other hand, Mason suggests that including more foods rich in vitamin C in the diet is another way to increase the levels of vitamin C in the blood, sincecitrus fruits like oranges, kiwis, berries and vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are foods that can be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet to reduce the risk of vitamin C deficiency“.
However, the expert indicated that more research is needed to determine optimal levels of vitamin C needed to protect against diabetes-related risks, although he stated that “it is likely that regular use of vitamin C in modest doses, such as the 500-1000 mg per day obtained through readily available supplements, could be safely added to diabetes therapies“.