From the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Newsletter:

NOTE WELL:  Thiamine is very inexpensive, easy to take.  This is something that anybody with Diabetes, Insulin-dependent or not, should consider taking.

Recent study results suggest that taking a high-dose vitamin B1 supplement each day may help diabetics reduce their risk of kidney damage.

Diabetic nephropathy, or kidney disease, is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. An early indicator of kidney disease is microalbuminuria, where the kidney leaks albumin into the urine. Researchers set out to investigate whether supplementation with vitamin B1 would effect microalbuminuria.

Type 2 diabetics were given 300 milligrams of vitamin B1 (thiamine) each day for three months.

Results showed that the vitamin supplement reduced the rate of albumin excretion by 41%. Furthermore, 35% of patients with microalbuminuria saw their urine albumin excretion return to normal after being treated with the vitamin. Thus, suggesting that treatment with high-dose vitamin B1 can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease.

Rabbani N, Alam SS, Riaz S, et al: High-dose thiamine therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study. Diabetologia. 10.1007/s00125-008-1224-4, December 5, 2008.

See also:

"Diabetes and A More Natural Approach to Controlling Blood Sugar"

"Blended Medical Approach to the Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy"

"Magnificent Minerals and Super Supplements in Diabetes Management"

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