Do Diabetics Need Extra Vitamin C?

The tissue vitamin C level in adults with and without IDDM was measured before and after an above average daily vitamin C intake. Subjects with IDDM stored half as much Vitamin C as non-diabetics.

This observation suggests an impaired tissue storage function in adults with IDDM and supports the theory that intracellular scurvy contributes to the chronic degenerative complications of the disease (Metabolism, February 1991).

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