* Magnesium -- I use ________ mg of magnesium per day, in the formula of Magnesium (glycinate / oxide / citrate / malate / ________ (just write if it's another form))
* Boron -- I take _____ mg of boron per day, in ( a capsule or pill / as borax water )
* Selenium -- I take _____ mcg of selenium per day, in ( selenomethionine / methyl-seleno-cysteine / selenium-yeast / sodium selenite) form.
* Zinc -- I take ____ mg of zinc daily
* Vitamins B2 and B3 -- I use the ATP Cofactors tablets ( Yes / no ) _____ times a day -- I use a ( multivtamin / B-complex supplement ) with ____ mg B2 and _____ mg B3 as (niacin / nicotinamide / inositol hexanicotinate ) ____ times daily
* Vitamin C -- I use an average of ____ mg vitamin C a day in the form of (sodium ascorbate / ascorbic acid / _______ )
* Sea / Himalayan salt -- I use _____ teaspoons a day
* Vitamin D -- I use _____ ( iu / mcg ) of vitamin per day
I am on _____ vitamins and minerals daily. (other than the cofactors)
I use _____ and ______ from the doctor and/or the pharmacy daily/when I have a headache/ect.
I eat out _____ times a week.
I weigh _____.
I am ( male / female ). (is relevant to what type of iodine is needed )
I started to use iodine to help with _____ , ______ , and ______ symptoms.
I have been to the doctor's for help with _______ , _______ , and _________ (for help with weight, smoking, depression, acne, psoriasis, heck, anything you can think of.)
I last used antibiotics _________ , and have used them an average of ______ times a year in the past decade.
My iodine is ( lugol's / ioderol / sski / _______ ), a ( liquid at ______% concentration / a pill ) (same as before, or fill in ze blankage)
Magnesium, boron, selenium and zinc are especially important for insulin production and sensitivity, and the other cofactors, vitamins C, D, (A as gina mentioned to you earlier), and B's work together with the minerals to help them be absorbed, function properly, and get insulin into the cells.
If you're taking iodine without selenium, it'll have a strong effect on your thyroid and pancreas. Iodine and selenium work in an intimate balance with eachother.
Your diet and excercise levels are extra important to take into account in this situation, as that has a say in your glucose levels.
Iodine in and of iteself isn't going to induce diabetes, but it can kick change in the body into high gear!
If you fill out the questions above and find out you're really lacking in the cofactor department, lower the iodine for a while and get ahold of magesium, zinc and vitamin D first! Selenium is extra, -extra- important to protect cells from oxdative stress, especially the pancreas, so get some of that home to yourself quick.