Sure, we’d all love to eat nutritionally-balanced, home-cooked meals every day, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes, we have to make do with takeout and frozen dinners. 

If they were, they probably wouldn’t be as popular! Most of us worry that we’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals from our less-than-ideal diets, which is why nearly 80% of us take dietary supplements. 

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While most people probably only take a morning multivitamin and some omega -3, dietary supplements can be a slippery slope. Every new supplement seems like the missing piece on the journey to health and wellness, and before you know it, you have a cabinet full of pills and powders. 

Can You Overdose on Supplements?

Diabetes is a complex condition that affects your entire body. As a result, self-care is a very important part of diabetes management.


Washing your body every day isn’t enough, but it’s a good start. Use warm water and mild moisturizing soap that won’t dry out your skin, and then gently pat your skin dry. Pay attention to areas where water collects, such as under-arms and between the toes as these are breeding grounds for fungal infections. Don’t forget to moisturize.

Make a habit of inspecting your skin for redness, dryness, or tenderness. This way, you’ll be sure to catch any issues before they get out of hand. If you notice a rash, cut, or wound that doesn’t go away after a couple of days of proper care, please see your doctor because you want to avoid infection.

The most toxic vitamins are Vitamin A, D, E, and K because they’re fat-soluble. Unlike water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin B-complex and C, which are easily excreted from the body, excess fat-soluble vitamins are stored and can accumulate to dangerous levels quite fast. 

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Water-soluble vitamins aren’t harmless, though. Very high doses can still cause dangerous side effects like abdominal pain in the case of Vitamin C and liver damage in the case of Vitamin B3.