- There are 6 million new diabetes sufferers in the world each year
- Diabetes is now the fourth biggest cause of death worldwide
- One million amputations each year are caused by diabetes
- India - 35.5 million
- China - 23.8 million
- USA - 16 million
- Russia - 9.7 million
- Japan 6.7 million
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is considered highly beneficial in treating diabetes. Because of stress, urinary losses and destruction by artificial sweeteners, the vitamin C requirement is usually high in diabetics. Large amounts of this vitamin sometimes bring very good results. Natural insulin output increases in diabetics with supplementary doses of vitamin C. Natural sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, sprouted Bengal gram and green grams.
Vitamin E - reduces considerably the devastating vascular damage accompanying diabetes. Vitamin E helps diabetics decrease their insulin requirements. It would be advisable for a diabetes patient to take a daily dose of 200 IU of this vitamin for a fortnight at a time. Rich Sources of Vitamin E are wheat or cereal germ, whole grain products, fruits and green leafy vegetables, milk and all whole raw or sprouted seeds. Other sources of vitamin E are cold pressed crude vegetable oils, especially sunflower seeds, safflower, and Soya beans oils, raw and sprouted seeds and grains, alfalfa, lettuce, almond, human milk etc.
Vitamin A - Diabetics are unable to convert beta-carotine to vitamin A so supplement of this vitamin, therefore, becomes necessary.