The Power of Nutrition

A Key Player in Preventing and Managing Diabetes

Authors

  • Akmal Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan Author
  • Nasim Akhtar Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan Author
  • Iqra Gul Khuwaja Yeditepe University, Turkey Author
  • Abdul Haseeb Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Author
  • Jennifer Pham Medical University of Lublin, Poland Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62497/IRABCS.2024.32

Keywords:

diabetes, micronutrient, proteins, vitamins, zinc, magnesium, selenium

Abstract

Both the metabolic foundation of diabetes and the complications of the disease can result in significant losses of essential micronutrients. This review is a summary of the research that investigates the impact that type 2 diabetes has on the body's capacity to digest trace minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. This review covers the micronutrient status, metabolic needs, and likely requirements for micronutrients in type 2 diabetics. Since vitamin D and type 2 diabetes have been the subject of extensive coverage elsewhere, we will not go into further detail about them here. Some of the less well-known micronutrients that were investigated include zinc, magnesium, chromium, copper, manganese, iron, selenium, and vanadium, as well as certain antioxidants and vitamins from the B group. Although there is still a great deal more research to be done in this field, it has been demonstrated that supplementing with micronutrients can have a positive impact on the control of glycemic levels. More research is needed to develop improved biomarkers of the status and requirements of micronutrients in type 2 diabetes. It can be challenging to determine how much micronutrient supplementation a person with type 2 diabetes should take in order to attain glucose homeostasis.

 

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Author Biographies

  • Akmal, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

    Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

  • Nasim Akhtar, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan

    Department of Infectious Diseases

     

  • Iqra Gul Khuwaja, Yeditepe University, Turkey
    1. Department of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Turkey. 
  • Abdul Haseeb, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology

    Lecturer Department of Medical Lab Technology Abbottabad University of Science and Technology. 

  • Jennifer Pham, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

    Department of Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

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06/30/2024

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Zubair A, Akhtar N, Iqra Gul Khuwaja, Abdul Haseeb, Jennifer Pham. The Power of Nutrition: A Key Player in Preventing and Managing Diabetes. IRABCS [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];2(1):21-6. Available from: https://irabcs.com/ojs/article/view/32

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