Iron supplements are beneficial for many people, however, those diagnosed with diabetes are not included in that group, generally speaking.
Iron supplements can be too much on the body of a diabetic. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor concerning iron supplements if you take one and have been diagnosed with diabetes.
- For years researchers have suspected that when your body accumulates too much iron you are at risk of a host of diseases, according to Berkeley Wellness.
- Even mildly elevated body iron contributes to the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes.
- Iron used to be the most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. It still is in much of the world.
“When you have too much iron in your blood or stored elsewhere in your body might be why your blood glucose level is above normal. In fact, too much iron can even be why you got diabetes. Yet about one out of every five Americans regularly takes an iron supplement.”