A new study suggests that adolescents with type 1 diabetes might benefit from vitamin B supplements, as they can improve kidney function by protecting against the progression and development of renal diseases. The study was presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology meeting, and it involved approximately 100 adolescent participants with both type 1 diabetes and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Researchers noted that children who received vitamin B supplements showed marked improvements in several blood glucose markers that indicated kidney function performance compared to children who did not receive these supplements. The group who received vitamin B supplements also showed improvement with blood glucose regulation.
These findings were presented at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting on September 27, 2018.