Quiz: Should you take supplements if you have diabetes?

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Supplements such as chromium, vitamin D and fish oil can help with managing diabetes. Along with diet, exercise and medication, supplements could be a helpful addition to your diabetes management plan. Take this quiz to learn which supplements are best for people with diabetes.

Which mineral is required for cell energy production?

Magnesium helps improve the energy production of the body's muscles.


How does chromium help people with diabetes?

Chromium helps take sugar out of the bloodstream and into the body's cells where it is needed.


How does a chromium supplement help you maintain your diabetes diet plan?

A chromium supplement can help with sugar cravings. The recommended dose of chromium is 400 to 1,000 micrograms a day.


Vitamin D helps _________.

There are many benefits of vitamin D. In particular, vitamin D helps improve bone density, relieve chronic pain and prevent cancer.


How does a fish oil supplement improve your blood glucose management?

Fish oil is believed to help with metabolism and blood glucose control, both of which can help with your diabetes management.


What is the important ingredient in fish oil?

Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids. The recommended dose of omega-3 fatty acids is 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of DHA plus EPA daily.


What are the health benefits of a CoQ10 supplement?

CoQ10 is a nutrient that feeds the body's mitochondria. CoQ10 lowers blood pressure, helps stabilize blood glucose levels and feeds the heart, kidneys and brain.


What diabetes health complications can alpha-lipoic acid help alleviate?

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that helps soothe tingling in the feet typically experienced as a result of nerve damage due to diabetes.


What popular spice can help with diabetes management?

Try taking cinnamon to help with diabetes management. The recommended dose is 100 milligrams three times a day with food.


Diabetes-related supplements are generally _______.

Supplements such as vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are generally safe to take with medication. However, you should always consult with your doctor before taking any supplement.


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