The treatment goals for Type 2 Diabetes are related to effective control of blood glucose, blood pressure and other factors, to minimize the risk of long-term consequences associated with diabetes.
In new research entitled: “A study of magnesium supplementation on glycemic control in patients of type-2 diabetes mellitus”
The aim of the research was to study the effect of magnesium supplementation on glycemic control in diabetic patients.
A total of 120 patients of diabetes mellitus type-2 (Group I-60 patients supplemented with oral Magnesium & Group II-60 without Magnesium supplementation) were investigated for Fasting Blood Sugar, Serum Magnesium, at various visits to Out Patient Dept. Measured data was analyzed statistically.
Mean Baseline value for fasting blood glucose was 144.32±0.94 and after treatment values at 16 weeks 128.93±0.75 was observed in Group I patients. In Group II; fasting blood glucose was 145.20±1.12 and after treatment values at 16 weeks 134.18±0.94.
This difference between before and after treatment was considered highly significant in group I patients compared to those of Group II patients. This suggested magnesium supplementation helps in glycemic control.
Singh Yogendra Raj, Verma Shilpi, Agrawal Dushyant, Singh Brijendra, Bhardwaj Ashutosh, Agrawal Gitika Arya, “A study of magnesium supplementation on glycemic control in patients of type-2 diabetes mellitus”, Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Year : 2015, Volume : 2, Issue : 1