Association between hypomagnesemia and diabetes

Is there an association between hypomagnesemia and diabetes?

Magnesium has been linked to glycemic control in diabetic patients. Hypomagnesemia is common in patients with diabetes, occurring in 13% to 47% of diabetic, nonhospitalized patients. Magnesium tends to go down as glycemic control worsens. Hypomagnesemia has been linked to reduced insulin sensitivity, and supplementing magnesium in type 2 diabetic patients has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and metabolic control. No major diabetic institutions have made any recommendations for chronic or routine magnesium supplementation in diabetic patients.


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