Monday, October 18, 2010

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Although I have never been diagnosed with Diabetes, both of my parents and one brother have it. They are all taking various medications and finally agreed to take Vitamin D3 about 3 months ago. I suspect that they all have Vitamin D deficiency because they don't get much sun exposure and they all have high cholesterol. I have been trying to get them tested and on Vitamin D3 ever since I was diagnosed with severe Vitamin D deficiency.

For several years, my Dad, who has more health issues related to the illness, has had edema or swelling in his ankles. I think it is related to or caused by his Diabetes. Amazingly, the swelling is gone, COMPLETELY! I have to believe that it is resolved because his blood serum levels of Vitamin D have come up. He has had pain for years in his back and his knees which I think might lessen if he stays on Vitamin D3.

It is incredibly satisfying to see the astonishment in someones eyes as they experience relief from a long-term symptom. I am very excited to watch and see what relief he will report next! I hope they all find the same relief I did and it seems my Dad is well on his way.

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