DIABETES AND MINERAL IMBALANCES: An Emerging Health Concern in India

India is home to an estimated 77 million people with diabetes, the second-highest in the world, after China. This is a sobering figure, especially given the integral link between diabetes and imbalances in the body’s mineral levels. Minerals play a crucial role in maintaining glucose and insulin levels. For instance, chromium, magnesium, and zinc have been found to improve insulin sensitivity. Research has shown that diabetes can alter these mineral levels in the body, potentially exacerbating the condition.