Don’t Forget to Get Plenty of Sunlight to Improve Health

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2. Diabetes

Unfortunately, diabetes has been increasing among individuals over the years. Vitamin D deficiency may put people at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study now published in the journal PLOS ONE. According to Larkin Hospital, vitamin D plays a huge roll in the production of insulin and studies have shown a positive association between insulin resistance and vitamin D deficiency.

They explain, “many studies supplementing vitamin D to subjects at risk of diabetes have shown significant improvements in fasting glucose levels, insulin production, insulin resistance, and A1c control (a marker of long term blood glucose levels).” Preliminary studies suggest that vitamin D supplements may actually improve blood sugar and insulin levels in diabetics, especially those who are vitamin D deficient.