You can do this by getting more sunshine on your body or by taking a high-strength Vitamin D3 supplement. The average person will need 50-100 μg ( 2,000-4,000 IU ) per day or maybe more, rather than the 10 μg ( 400 IU ) currently advised by the NHS. You can get a similar amount of Vitamin D from sunshine, but only when your shadow is shorter than you. This is normally only possible in the UK between April and September and between about 10:00am and 4:00pm.
You may only need 15 minutes if your skin is very white or 2 hours if your skin is very black !
There is very good evidence that boosting your Omega-3 and reducing your Omega-6 will help improve your Triglycerides – and therefore your Diabetes.
Your new target is:
Omega-3 Index >8% Relevant for Diabetes and heart health
Omega-6/3 Ratio <3:1 Is my Inflammation low enough ?
There is good evidence that boosting your blood levels of Magnesium helps to regulate your blood sugar level – and therefore your Diabetes. Dietary sources rich in magnesium include green leafy vegetables, unrefined grains, legumes, beans, and nuts.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Magnesium for adults is 300-420 mg per day.
You may respond differently to different types, so try combinations like Magnesium Citrate or Magnesium Glycinate or Magnesium L-Threonate. Avoid Magnesium Oxide which has poor bio-availability.
You may benefit from magnesium sprays or a long soak in a warm bath with magnesium crystals
Most UK doctors are not comfortable advising about Diet and Lifestyle. If they are, then take their advice. You could also take advice from a qualified Nutritional Therapist who is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists ( www.BANT.org.uk )