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How Do You Discuss Vitamins?

So many of my patients who have insulin resistance, type 1 or type 2 diabetes with hyperglycemia and/or obesity have vitamin D or vitamin B12 deficiency. Often they have never had their levels checked or, if they have, were diagnosed with either or both vitamin D deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency and do not take their prescribed vitamins. Why?

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #102: Pathogenesis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Part 4

Hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol, increased risk of type 2 diabetes: Under fasting conditions, the liver of subjects with NAFLD overproduces triglyceride-enriched VLDL particles despite hyperinsulinemia when compared to equally obese subjects without NAFLD. Insulin normally decreases production of VLDL by inhibiting adipose tissue lipolysis, and by directly suppressing hepatic production of VLDL.

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