Event Title

Impact of Common Dietary Supplements on Urine Glucose Levels

Session Number

Project ID: MEDH 27

Advisor(s)

Dr. Sowmya Anjur, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Medical and Health Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 8:50 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:05 AM

Abstract

The rise of diabetes mellitus, particularly among younger people, has been a cause of public health concern recently. Many scientific studies conducted throughout the pandemic showed diabetes as being a cause for severe complications related to COVID. Current treatment for diabetes primarily consists of lifestyle changes and/or medications. Natural remedies for diabetes have been gaining more traction lately, given the high cost of insulin. We studied the effect of common dietary supplements on diabetic urine glucose levels. The dietary supplements tested include Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Vitamin D3. Known amounts of glucose were added to synthetic urine to convert the urine glucose level to the diabetic range. The typical recommended daily amount of each dietary supplement was added to the urine which was then tested for glucose concentration. It is hoped to correlate the effect of these natural compounds to a decreasing level of glucose in urine in this model of diabetes

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Impact of Common Dietary Supplements on Urine Glucose Levels

The rise of diabetes mellitus, particularly among younger people, has been a cause of public health concern recently. Many scientific studies conducted throughout the pandemic showed diabetes as being a cause for severe complications related to COVID. Current treatment for diabetes primarily consists of lifestyle changes and/or medications. Natural remedies for diabetes have been gaining more traction lately, given the high cost of insulin. We studied the effect of common dietary supplements on diabetic urine glucose levels. The dietary supplements tested include Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Vitamin D3. Known amounts of glucose were added to synthetic urine to convert the urine glucose level to the diabetic range. The typical recommended daily amount of each dietary supplement was added to the urine which was then tested for glucose concentration. It is hoped to correlate the effect of these natural compounds to a decreasing level of glucose in urine in this model of diabetes