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Vitamin D safeguards against antipsychotic drug's diabetes risk

Atypical antipsychotics, though effective for treating disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, gives patients a heightened risk of developing new-onset diabetes. A new data mining study, however, has found a way to relieve this side effect. The study, published in Scientific Reports, shows that taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine.

The consequences of developing diabetes from taking antipsychotics are dire, as they occasionally cause life-threatening conditions and sometimes even death.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=27199286

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I take vitamin D supplements and have Diabetes.
I also take Risperdal.

My blood glucose levels have been pretty normal ever since going on vitamin D.

Maybe there is a connection.

It’s probably the metformin rather than the vitamin D, let’s face it…

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Yeah that too :smile:

The Metformin is working great for me.

My doctor raised the dose from 1000mg to 2000mg - I have also been watching what I eat and recently lost 7 lbs in about 1 week or so (strict high fiber diet)

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