Thiamin deficiency has been found to trigger many issues including peripheral neuropathy. It can set up sub-clinical Beri-Beri which can lead to neurological issues, heart problems, muscular weakness, fatigue, joint and other pains, cognitive impairment and even death in extreme cases.
Modern processed wheat flour, found in most commercial food these days is a Thamin thief. It does us no favours. It is fortified yes, but not usually with enough, or the right type or balance of nutritional elements to aid its digestion in the body. Adopting a gluten-free low-carb diet can be very helpful.
But getting Thiamin levels up and increasing sulphur-based elements seems to be a key to reversing diabetic issues, and in some cases even diabetes itself. Thiamin (B1) is needed for glucose metabolism, insulin production and utilisation, aids the mitichondria to use glucose for energy, protects the myelin sheath around the nerves, and is a key player in cell integrity.
We are very deplete in healing sulphur and sulphur-based elements these days apparently. I have been increasing my sulphur(with garlic & MSM), Thiamin and Biotin and my energy levels are coming up. My digestion is improving and my hair has virtually stopped falling out. I have just ordered some Benfotiamine to take with the Thiamine. Some people have found that it has lowered their sugar levels and insulin resistance.
I have already reversed my diabetic neuropathy by going gluten-free 7 years ago, but I am looking forward to the extra improvements from taking therapeutic B1.