Magnesium and diabetes

Diabetic patients need more magnesium!

Diabetic patients very often have an inadequate magnesium intake. Numerous studies have proven that Type 2 diabetic patients often have a low serum magnesium level. This is caused by the elevated blood glucose values that result in a changed renal function and in consequence, to an increased excretion of magnesium via the urine. Should diabetic patients additionally take diuretics, gastric acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors) or laxatives, this could increase the magnesium deficiency further. This is the reason why especially diabetes mellitus patients should ensure that they have an adequate magnesium intake.


How can a diabetic patient recognise a magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium participates in more than 300 metabolic processes in the body. A magnesium deficiency can therefore make itself known with numerous signals. Typical symptoms for a magnesium deficiency are:

  • muscle cramps, muscular tension
  • unrest, nervousness, irritability
  • headaches, migraines
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • sleep disorders.

A magnesium deficiency can be diagnosed by measuring the magnesium concentration in the blood. An inadequate intake can occur despite the magnesium values in the blood being normal however, as the body balances out a magnesium deficiency in the blood by releasing magnesium from the bones, for example. In addition to the blood tests, one should therefore also watch out for the above signals!

An equalised balance of magnesium is important especially for diabetics

Does magnesium reduce the risk of diabetes?

Studies have provided unanimous proof that a low magnesium level in the blood represents a strongly increased risk of contracting type 2 diabetes. The opposite has also been proven: an increased magnesium intake reduces the risk of having Type 2 diabetes. A meta-analysis resulted in the determination of a 15% reduction of the diabetes risk for each 100mg of consumed magnesium.

Which magnesium?

Food includes magnesium in an organic form, e.g. as magnesium citrate. Magnesium citrate also occurs as a building block in the body. Therefore, it is gentle and rapidly active.

Magnesium-Diasporal® 300 mg, granules for oral solution (pharmaceutical drug) contains pure and gentle acting magnesium citrate. Intake recommendation: 1 stick per day - with a 24h long-term effect.

Various administration forms, dosages and flavours enable you to make your own personal choice of the preparation that is appropriate for you. The entire Diasporal® range does not contain lactose, gluten, iodine or preservatives.