Micronutrition and diabetes: a new view at prevention and treatment

Submitted: 17 April 2024
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Published: 24 May 2024
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Worldwide, millions of people suffer from diabetes. Our study aimed to describe the sample’s weight status and the effects of providing individualized micronutrient prescriptions and nutritional counseling to individuals with diabetes. Of the 46 patients (26 women and 20 men) enrolled in this study between 2014 and 2021, 41% had insulin-resistant diabetes and were over the age of 18. In compliance with the World Health Organization guidelines, anthropometric measurements were taken. The impedencemeter was used to measure the visceral fat. Diabetes affected 41% of the patients, with women making up the majority (74%). An impedencemeter’s average measurement of 6 for visceral fat loss was encouraging, and a glycated hemoglobin analysis of diabetics revealed an average loss of 1.6%. A good sign for lowering the therapeutic load is that 16% of diabetic patients were able to stop taking any medication at all, and 79% of patients were able to reduce their dosage. This study served as a strong foundation for the creation of customized nutritional management programs in Morocco to enhance the metabolic health of patients who are obese and insulin-resistant.

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Ouali, K., Ibrahmi, B. A., Bouchefra, S., & Bour, A. (2024). Micronutrition and diabetes: a new view at prevention and treatment. Italian Journal of Medicine, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2024.1728