Depending on the type of treatment regimen you use to control your diabetes, there are some vitamins and minerals that may be beneficial for your condition.

Before adding any vitamins or adding dietary supplements to your daily diet, discuss these changes with your healthcare team and doctor to ensure they are safe alongside any prescribed medication you're on.

• ALA (alpha-lipoic acid) is a versatile and potent antioxidant, and may function to help diabetic neuropathy and reduce pain from free-radical damage.

• GLA (gamma-lipoic acid) is another naturally occurring antioxidant that is present in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant seed oil. GLA may improve the function of nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy.

Hercules Biotin works in synergy with insulin in the body, and independently increases the activity of the enzyme glucokinase. Glucokinase is responsible for the first step of glucose utilization and is, therefore, an essential component of normal bodily functioning.