Data on the use of dietary supplements in Danish patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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The data in this article describes the use of dietary supplements in Danish patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data was collected from a web-based dietary survey on dietary habits in 774 patients with T1D (n=426) and T2D (n=348). The data demonstrates that 99% of the patients with diabetes use dietary supplements with no gender differences. In comparison, only 64% in the general population use dietary supplements, “Dietary habits and adherence to dietary recommendations in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes compared with the general population in Denmark” [1].

A higher proportion of people in the general population use multivitamin/mineral supplementation as compared to patients with diabetes (48% vs. 34–37%) and a higher proportion of women than men with diabetes use multivitamin/mineral supplementation (T1D: 43% women vs. 26% men and T2D: 45% women vs. 34% men). More patients with diabetes than the general population use supplements such as calcium together with vitamin D, vitamin D, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, Q10, ginger, garlic, and other herbal supplements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalData in Brief
Pages (from-to)241-244
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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