(4) Deficiency of vitamin B12 causes hyperglycemia correctable with vitamin B12.
(5) The effect of cortisone and thyroid on absorption of orally administered vitamin B12 and retention of injected vitamin B12 was re-emphasized. It was found that corticotropin (ACTH) or cortisone causes hyperglycemia, destruction of vitamin B12-binding substances in muscles as well as an elevation of the vitamin B12 serum level. Thyroidectomy decreases absorption of vitamin B12.
Zinc plays a key role in the synthesis and action of insulin, both physiologically and in the pathologic state of diabetes.
it appears that zinc can induce an increase in glucose transport into cells and potentiate insulin-induced glucose transport
jimmylegs wrote:well v that sounds pretty crappy.
b12 deficiency and ms are 'supposed' to be two distinct conditions. as in, you don't diagnose ms if there's b12 deficiency in the picture. ms certainly should not CAUSE b12 deficiency. the two definitely have similar characteristics though, right down to the pattern of lesions in the spinal cord.
He also tried Glucosamine to help with his hip joints (got eaten away from prednisone) - and that was a nightmare - symptoms increased dramatically.
Increased intake of calcium reverses vitamin B12 malabsorption induced by metformin.
Bauman WA, Shaw S, Jayatilleke E, Spungen AM, Herbert V.
OBJECTIVE: Of patients who are prescribed metformin, 10-30% have evidence of reduced vitamin B12 absorption. B12-intrinsic factor complex uptake by ileal cell surface receptors is known to be a process dependent on calcium availability ... CONCLUSIONS: Patients receiving metformin have diminished B12 absorption and low serum total vitamin B12 and TCII-B12 levels because of a calcium-dependent ileal membrane antagonism, an effect reversed with supplemental calcium.
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