Vitamin D Dosage For a Diabetic

by Walt
(Columbus, Ohio)

I am a 51yr old white male. I just got results from some blood work and my Vitamin D 25 OH is 16.1 ng/ml.

My doctor advised me to start taking a prescription supplement of 5,000 units a day of type D2. After reading the online literature, it seems that I should be taking vitamin D3 instead.

I am also diabetic and my AIC is 5.8. I don't take any drugs for it, as I can control it with diet.

Do you feel 5000 IU a day is sufficient?

thank you,

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That's a maintenance dose
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Walt,

No, that is not enough. 5000 IU's of vitamin d is a MAINTENANCE dose, meaning that's what you should be taking AFTER you bring your vitamin d levels up. Please read my page on Vitamin D Therapy for EXACT instructions on how to bring your levels up to optimal.

Kerri Knox, RN

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