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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Diabetes Mellitus and Its Correlation with Glycated Hemoglobin

Abhishek Charan, Chand M Agarwal, Kanishk Sharma, Namrata Pareek

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus, HbA1c, Vitamin D

Citation Information : Charan A, Agarwal CM, Sharma K, Pareek N. Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Diabetes Mellitus and Its Correlation with Glycated Hemoglobin. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017; 2 (3):148-150.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0055

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction The modern-day lifestyle and industrialization has led to the deficiency of sunshine vitamin, i.e., vitamin D, in all age groups. Vitamin D deficiency has its implications in almost each system and has widespread manifestation. This deficiency has far more severe outcomes when associated with diabetes. Aim To evaluate vitamin D level in type II diabetes patients. Materials and methods One hundred diabetic patients will be screened for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique and the results will be statistically analyzed. Results In our study, vitamin D was deficient in 42%, insufficient in 40%, and normal in 18% cases. Deficiency was seen more in female diabetics. This study has significant correlation with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level and vitamin D level, i.e., as HbA1c increased, so is the vitamin D deficiency. Conclusion Vitamin D was deficient in more than 80% of diabetic patients. Therefore, all diabetic patients should be investigated for vitamin D level. How to cite this article Rijhwani P, Agarwal CM, Charan A, Sharma K, Pareek N. Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Diabetes Mellitus and Its Correlation with Glycated Hemoglobin. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2017;2(3):148-150.


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