For diabetics, any trip to the doctor’s office, no matter how routine, should be treated as an opportunity to take stock of various health issues that can be compromised by diabetes. Doctors describes vitamins K1 and K2 as, ‘very safe,’ for diabetes prevention.
Vitamin K (VK), an essential, lipid-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in the production of coagulation proteins. VK is also synthesized by colonic bacteria. The 3 main types of VK are K-1, which is derived from plants; K-2, menaquinone, which is produced by the intestinal flora; and K-3, which is a synthetic, water-soluble form used for treatment.