Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of magnesium levels related to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body does not produce or correctly use insulin to maintain proper levels of glucose in the blood resulting in serious health consequences. Diabetes is a major factor in coronary heart disease, stroke as well as blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic amputations due to disruption of the microvascular system (Schulze & Hu, 2005). The Center for Disease Control reported in 2007: 23.6 million people in the United States (7.8% of the population) have diabetes: 17.9 million diagnosed, and 5.7 million people undiagnosed. Every year marks a large increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes.

Original Publication Citation

R. L. Beckstrand, L. Berg, (29). Effects of Oral Magnesium Supplementation on Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2009-01-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2165

Language

English

College

Nursing

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Nursing Commons

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