Diabetes UK does not recommend that people with diabetes take a supplement. If your diet is deficient in some nutrients then you may benefit from taking one, but this should be decided in conjunction with your doctor and/or dietitian. (Note: Women with diabetes should take a prescribable supplement of 5mg of folic acid when planning pregnancy and continue to take it until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy.)
More information can be found in the vitamin and mineral supplements section of the treatments area of our website.
Reviewed January 2009
Next review September 2010