Thiamine Deficiency and Diabetes

Harry Hirsute

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Researchers at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, have discovered that deficiency of thiamine – Vitamin B1 - may be key to a range of vascular problems for people with diabetes. They have also solved the mystery as to why thiamine deficiency in diabetes had remained hidden until now.
Thiamine and Diabetes
 

Donee

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The research found:

The researchers found that the decreased plasma thiamine concentration in clinical diabetes was not due to a deficiency of dietary input of thiamine. Rather it was due to a profound increased rate of removal of thiamine from the blood into the urine.
Unfortunately, no clue on how to remedy that.

Any ideas?
 

Harry Hirsute

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an idea

Donee said:
The research found:

The researchers found that the decreased plasma thiamine concentration in clinical diabetes was not due to a deficiency of dietary input of thiamine. Rather it was due to a profound increased rate of removal of thiamine from the blood into the urine.
Unfortunately, no clue on how to remedy that.

Any ideas?
Thiamine, from food or supplement, has a very short half-life in our bodies (even in non-diabetics).

I would think that taking a thiamine supplement, perhaps several times a day (or perhaps using a controlled-release thiamine supplement), should help overcome this flaw.

Another alternative would be to use a fat soluble form of thiamine:

http://www.benfotiamine.org/FAQ.htm
 

Donee

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Gee, same problem as with ascorbic acid :!:

Thanks, HH
 

EarlyBird

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Donee!

Read the article on the Benfont... link :!:
It seems you can also increase your B1 by eating roasted
garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, etc perhaps on a daily basis.
For me, that's easier than trying to fit in another Pill :!: :lol:

Thanks for this good to know info, Harry :!: :)
 

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