“Heavenly sunshine” is more than an old gospel song; sunshine is therapeutic, healing, and preventative. The great thing is that, if you walk outdoors, you can get exercise, fresh air, and sunshine all at the same time!
Ten or 15 minutes in noontime summer sun leads to the production of 10,000 IU (International Units) of Vitamin D. People with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have type 2 diabetes.
Many studies provide evidence that sunshine may help prevent diabetes. Diabetics may need more sunshine than non-diabetics.
During periods of low or no sunlight, diabetics may wish to take a vitamin D3 supplement, being careful not to overdose.