Decrease Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy by Increasing Your Vitamin D Levels
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage in your arms and/or legs, characterized by pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature, or sense of body position.
It’s a common complication in diabetics and one that can lead to significant reductions in quality of life.
New research presented at the American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, revealed that higher levels of painful neuropathy were associated with lower vitamin D levels.
If you have diabetes, it’s essential to have your vitamin D levels tested and optimize your levels, not only for painful neuropathy but also for your overall health. In a study of more than 100 people, those with low vitamin D levels were more likely to have type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or metabolic syndrome, regardless of their weight.
Among obese people, those without metabolic disorders had higher levels of vitamin D than those with such disorders.
It’s not the first time vitamin D has been shown to play a role in diabetes. One Indian study found that vitamin D and calcium supplementation in combination with exercise may prevent pre-diabetes from progressing into full-blown diabetes!
Learning to accurately measure your CORRECT vitamin D levels is essential for a robust health and glucose metabolism!
What are your levels, and how can you support them if they (like most of our clients) are DANGEROUSLY LOW?