Diabetes is known to induce a number of abnormalities in human body, including kidney disorders and loss of vision. A relevantly new study has exposed the connection between diabetes and vitamin B1. According to the highlights of this study, the body of a diabetic patient eliminates vitamin B1 from the body in excessive amount, leading to a high loss of the vitamin.
Type-1 diabetic loses the power to retain vitamin B1 and hence experience the loss of 76% of this vitamin with passage of time. Similarly, a type-2 diabetic also loses as much as 75% of this vital nutrient from his body. The figures are significant enough to raise the alarm. Consuming the regular diet, rich in vitamin B1, is the only solution to reverse this situation.
Apart from kidney disorder, considerable loss of vitamin B1 can also lead to problems related to retina, heart and nerves. We can say that loss of vitamin B1 allows the high blood sugar level in the body to induce a number of complications. However, this study coming into light is bound to suggest some good ways to restrict the adverse effects of diabetes in human body.
Vitamin B1 can be included in the diet with the help of food products like brewers yeast, sunflower seeds, oat, barley and soy flour. Whole grain cereals like wheat and rice, fruits like apricots and pineapples, nuts and legumes are other recommended sources of this vitamin.
Recommended Dietary Allowances value for vitamin B1 is 1.5 mg per day, as recommended by US health authorities. You can consider vitamin B1 supplements, only after getting prescribed by a medical expert. Also, these supplements must be strictly prohibited with consumption of orange juice or any other drink containing acids.