Diabetes


Worldwide, more than 100 million people suffer from diabetes. Diabetic disorders have a genetic background and are divided into two types: juvenile and adult. Juvenile diabetes is generally caused by a genetic defect that leads to an insufficient production of insulin in the body and requires regular insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. The majority of diabetic patients, however, develop this disease as adults. Adult forms of diabetes also have a genetic background. However, the causes that trigger the outbreak of the disease in these patients at any stage in their adult lives have been unknown. It is, therefore, not surprising that diabetes is yet another disease that is still growing on a global scale.

Diabetes is a particularly malicious metabolic disorder. Circulatory problems and clogging can occur in virtually any part of the 60,000-mile-long blood vessel pipeline.

Cardiovascular complications in diabetic patients could include:

blindness from clots in the arteries of the eyes

kidney failure from kidney artery clogging, requiring dialysis

gangrene from clogging of the small arteries of the toes

heart attacks from clogging of the coronary arteries

strokes from clogging of the brain arteries


The key to understanding cardiovascular disease in diabetics is understanding the similarity in the molecular structure of vitamin C and sugar (glucose) molecules. The cells of our blood vessel walls contain biological pumps specialized for pumping sugar and vitamin C from the bloodstream into the blood vessel wall, enabling normal function of the wall and preventing cardiovascular disease. Because of the high sugar concentration in the blood of diabetic patients, the sugar and vitamin C pumps are overloaded with sugars molecules. This leads to an overload of sugar and, at the same time, to a deficiency of vitamin C inside the blood vessel walls. Thus, vitamin C deficiency leads to a thickening of the walls throughout the blood vessel pipeline, which puts organs at risk of infarction.

This section of the Library collects scientific research and clinical studies on the role of vitamin C and other essential nutrients in helping to normalize a diabetic metabolism and prevent cardiovascular disease

Scientific Studies


December 8, 2016

Detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency in diabetic adolescents

December 8, 2016

Effectiveness of vitamin C infusion

December 8, 2016

Vitamin D reduces symptoms of nerve damage in diabetic patients

December 8, 2016

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in diabetic patients

December 8, 2016

Vitamin K supplementation prevents insulin resistance and reduces the risk of diabetes

December 8, 2016

Vitamin D supplementation contributes to the maintenance of insulin levels

December 8, 2016

Vitamin C reverses oxidative stress in pregnant women with diabetes

December 8, 2016

Vitamins supplementation reduces blood pressure and blood sugar levels and increases antioxidant defences

December 8, 2016

Vitamin C supplementation ameliorates insulin resistance and oxidative stress

September 26, 2016

Vitamin B3 treats altered blood fats in diabetic patients

August 16, 2016

Micronutrient supplements support treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes

August 16, 2016

Vitamin C reduces inflammation

February 19, 2016

Vitamin E supplementation ameliorates oxidative stress in diabetic patients

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with diabetes

February 19, 2016

Lower vitamin D levels are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D reduces diabetes risk

February 19, 2016

High vitamin D levels are associated with a reduced risk for diabetes

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D status predicts insulin resistance in individuals with prediabetes

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol protects against diabetes-related kidney disease

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol has beneficial effects on diabetes-induced kidney disease

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol protects diabetic kidney

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol reduces oxidative stress in diabetes patients

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol reduces vascular disorders associated with diabetes

February 19, 2016

Resveratrol ameliorates diabetes-induced kidney disease

February 19, 2016

Mediterranean diet prevents diabetes

February 19, 2016

Quercetin attenuates kidney damage in diabetic nephropathy

February 19, 2016

Higher vitamin C levels are associated with a decreased risk of diabetes

February 19, 2016

High concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with lower risk of diabetes

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D reduces anemia risk in diabetic patients

February 19, 2016

Magnesium supplementation prevents diabetes

February 19, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a decreased risk of diabetes

February 19, 2016

Lower vitamin D status is common among adults with diabetes

February 19, 2016

Lower vitamin D levels during pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes

February 19, 2016

Low vitamin D levels are associated with a high risk of diabetes

February 19, 2016

Fish and shellfish intake is associated with a reduction of diabetes risk

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D supplementation improves pancreatic function in adults at risk of diabetes

February 19, 2016

Turmeric and curcumin are beneficial in preventing diabetes-induced oxidative stress

February 19, 2016

Vitamin D benefits arterial health in diabetic patients

February 19, 2016

Curcumin improves kidney function in diabetes

February 19, 2016

Anti-diabetic potential of resveratrol

February 19, 2016

A diet high in low-fat dairy products lowers diabetes risk

September 21, 2015

Vitamin C has a positive effect on blood sugar and blood fat levels in type 2 diabetics