Morning sunlight is not only beneficial for bone health, but it also beneficial for diabetic patients. A new study found that Vitamin D present in morning sunlight can help regulate blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
In the trial, researchers from Iran involving 90 people with type 2 Diabetes for 12 weeks. The participants were divided into two groups. One group received vitamin D and the other one was given vitamin D and calcium. At the end of 12 weeks, group that got vitamin D and calcium had significant better blood sugar levels.
“Vitamin D has an active role in regulating pancreatic beta cells, which make insulin”, said Esther Krug, MD, an endocrinologist at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
In fact, another new study published in the journal Diabetes Care suggests that low levels of vitamin D put adults at risk for both prediabetes and prehypertension.
In addition to that, taking supplements containing vitamin D and calcium can slow down the progression of type 2 diabetes. Because of this possible link between vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, vitamin D deficiency screening could be done in people with type 2 diabetes.
The morning sunlight can provide many health benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol levels, improving the quality of breathing and keeping your bone healthy and strong.