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Best Supplements for Diabetes, According to Dietitians

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Samantha Leffler of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 6: "One major function of magnesium is being involved with regulating blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes can be associated with low levels of magnesium, and, according to a 2015 review, some studies suggest a benefit for taking a magnesium supplement with diabetes," says Holly Klamer, MS, RDN, and a writer at MyCrohnsAndColitisTeam. "More research is needed, but magnesium may help improve insulin sensitivity."RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

1. Magnesium

"One major function of magnesium is being involved with regulating blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes can be associated with low levels of magnesium, and, according to a 2015 review, some studies suggest a benefit for taking a magnesium supplement with diabetes," says Holly Klamer, MS, RDN, and a writer at MyCrohnsAndColitisTeam. "More research is needed, but magnesium may help improve insulin sensitivity."

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