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Diabetes: A risk factor is low vitamin D

  • Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
  • Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
  • Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
  • Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
  • Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
  • Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
        Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
  • All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D 495 items: both Type 1 and Type 2

Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes

  • Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
  • Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
  • Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
    • which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors

Number of articles in both categories of Diabetes and:

  • Dark Skin 23;   Intervention 54;   Meta-analysis 35;   Obesity 30;  Pregnancy 40;   T1 (child) 38;  Omega-3 11;  Vitamin D Receptor 21;  Genetics 11;  Magnesium 21    Click here to see details

90% less T2 Diabetes in group having lots of Vitamin D


See Diabetes items in VitaminDWiki

Diabetes AND Infant-Child (a proxie for T1 Diabetes) AND Intervention

See also Diabetes and Intervention

See also VitaminDWiki Metabolic Syndrome

See also VitaminDWiki Calcium

from Mizoue  Grassroots PDF Vitamin D vs risk of diabetes from Garland Chart by Wagner and Hollis,  downloaded from Grassroots April 2010 – also

From Hypponen - 7X less diabetes for children taking 2,000 IU of vitamin D

CLICK HERE for details
see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1660

from Review of Diabetes Sept 2010 Diabetes vs latitude from review Sept 2010

Increasing diabetes from CDC Diabetes Report Card 2012

(attached at bottom of this page)
- perhaps associated with decreasing vitamin D, even though the word vitamin does not occur once in the CDC publication
It is amazing that there are so many trials trying to confirm that vitamin D intervention can prevent/treat diabetes,
yet the CDC does not have a single word on Vitamin D in their report card.
see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=339

US miltary: 3.5 X more likely to get type I Diabetes if low vitamin D

from Video by Dr. Gorham Dec 2014

Percentage change in age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged ?18 years Nov 2012

{FONT(size="18")}Diabetes average by 82% (average) in just 15 yearsFONT}
The figure above shows the percent change in age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged >18 years in the United States, during 1995-2010.
During 1995-2010, the relative increase in age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes ranged from

  • 8.5% in Puerto Rico to
  • >225% in Oklahoma, with an
  • overall median increase of 82.2%.

The age-adjusted prevalence increased by >50% in 42 states and by >100% in 18 states.
States in the South had the largest relative increase in prevalence, with the age-adjusted median increasing >100%.


  • "'If Diabetes Was A Country It Would Be The Third Largest Country In The World" - Huffington Post- AU 2016?
  • New York Times Jan 2017
    Lawsuit made Jan 30, 2017 against Sanofi, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly. Insulin now costs up to $900/month
  • GreenMedInfo Nov 2017
    "Diabetes just became the #3 killer in America and the #1 killer in Mexico"
    "1 out of 2 Americans ALREADY have diabetes or pre-diabetes."


Diabetes prevented and treated by Curcumin

BMI and Diabetes Washington Post Aug 2015

Interactive graphics. Black line = US, nothing about vitamin D
About 347 million adults in the world have diabetes, more than twice as many as in 1980.
Diabetes rates in adults since 1980, adjusted for age

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​*Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pre-type 1 diabetes and its association with disease progression Feb 2014

+Prediabetes is defined as the presence of multiple islet autoantibodies. If and when the disease progresses, however, does not seem to be influenced by the vitamin D levels. Within the group of children with positive autoantibodies, a few children quickly developed type 1 diabetes - however this was independent from their vitamin D levels.

Diabetes complications (nothing about Vitamin D) - 2016

Briefly Discusses
Skin Complications, Eye complications, Neuropathy, Foot Complications
Ketoacidosis & Ketones, Kidney Disease (Nephropathy)
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Stroke
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic syndrom (HHNS)
Gastroparesis. Heart Diseases, Mental Health, Pregnancy
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Finger blood sugar tests do not help unless using Insulin

Is the Finger-Stick Blood Test Necessary for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment? June 2017

  • "Blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for patients with type 2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin, according to a study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine."
  • "In the MONITOR trial, 450 patients were assigned to no blood sugar monitoring, once daily glucose monitoring, or enhanced once-daily glucose monitoring with an internet-delivered tailored message of encouragement or instruction for 1 year."
  • "Results showed no significant differences in blood glucose control across the 3 groups. There were no significant differences in health-related quality of life or for hypoglycaemia, hospitalisations, and emergency room visits."
  • "There was also no difference in the number of individuals who had to start using insulin treatment to better control blood glucose levels."

New type of Insulin (GMO) results in increased deaths - Aug 2017

GMO Insulin Increases Morbidity and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetics GreenMedInfo
The GMO forms have a different struction and 4X as much of GMO form is needed to get the same benefit

  • # of references at GreenMedInfo for other diabetic treatments: ginger (37), spirulina (38), and black cumin seed (39), nutraceuticals such as L-arginine (40), vitamin C (41), magnesium (42), omega-3 fatty acids (43), and vitamin D (43), and both high intensity interval training (44) and aerobic exercise (45)

If diabetic and taking metfomin you must check Vitamin B12 levels

Routine vitamin B12 screening may prevent irreversible nerve damage in type-2 diabetes Nov 2018

Diabetic Epidemic

  • Step back to 1994. Suppose an epidemic struck the United States, causing blindness, kidney failure, and leg amputations in steadily increasing numbers.
    Suppose that in less than a decade's time, the epidemic had victimized one out of every eight people
    That epidemic is real, and its name is diabetes, now the nation's sixth leading cause of death.
    Chart from the web (2018?)


Food more costly ==> more diabetes

Spain 2018

Many Diabetic associations recognize plant-based diets - 2019

Plant-Based Diets Recognized by Diabetes Associations Dr. Greger
5 minute video and transcript

  • "...strictly plant-based diets were “well accepted with over 95 percent adherence rate,"
  • As Dr. Williams put it, the evidence “for the benefits of plant-based nutrition continues to mount.” “This now includes lower rates of stroke, hypertension, diabetes…, obesity, [heart attacks, and cardiac death], as well as many non-cardiac issues that affect our patients in cardiology, ranging from cancer to a variety of inflammatory conditions.”
  • "Reading the existing [scientific] literature and evaluating the impact of plant-based nutrition, it clearly represents the single most important yet underutilized opportunity to reverse the pending obesity and diabetes-induced epidemic of disease and death.”
  • Greger category listing has 24 items along with related searches

Diabetic problems: map of the body


CDC US Diabetes maps 1994, 2015


Testing for diabetes in US: start at age 35 if BMI >25 USPSTF - Aug 2021

US Preventive Services Task Force lowers diabetes screening age for overweight

American Diabetes Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology disagree
   - the age should be 45 years old. not 35

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