HDD and diabetes

April 28th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

HDD (Hormone D Deficiency) emerges as the mother of all diseases. Is there a link between HDD and diabetes? The answer is yes!

HDD or Vitamin D deficiency is linked to both Type 1 as well as Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. Vitamin D deficiency causes immune dysfunction and in this way contributes to the development of Type 1 diabetes.

Vitamin D deficiency also causes insulin resistance, the main culprit for the development of Type 2 diabetes.

In my vast experience with diabetic patients at the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center,  I have found vitamin D supplementation to be an important factor in managing diabetes. It is part of my 5-component strategy to control diabetes, which I have described in my book, “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.”

Unfortunately, most physicians are not aware of these strong relationships between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes. However, you don’t have to wait till your physician decides to learn about vitamin D and Diabetes.

Get your Vitamin D level checked and follow the guidelines I have provided in my book, “Power of Vitamin D” to take charge of your Vitamin D needs.

Written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD.


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Vitamin D during Pregnancy

April 16th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

Vitamin D is extremely important for the health of the mother and baby. If you are low in Vitamin D, you may not only jeopardize your own health, but the health of your baby as well.

Most pregnant women take a Prenatal vitamin which contains 100% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin D.  Unfortunately, this dose is not sufficient for most people. Consequently most pregnant women are low in vitamin D despite faithfully taking prenatal vitamins.

Therefore, if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, make sure you have a good level of vitamin D.  For details, please refer to my book, Power of Vitamin D at www.powerofvitamind.com

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