The effects of vitamin D supplementation in insulin dependent diabetes: A review of the literature

Randle, Danielle and Morton, Lillian (2013) The effects of vitamin D supplementation in insulin dependent diabetes: A review of the literature. The European Journal of Sports Studies, 1 (1). ISSN 2282-5673

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Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus is an autoimmune disease that has increasing prevalence in New Zealand. Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDMM) is usually diagnosed at a young age but can occur at any stage of life. Research around IDDM has proven all patients with IDMM have low Vitamin D serum levels which predisposes them to developing many serious co-morbidity diseases due to low Vitamin D status, as well as the co-morbidities associated with Diabetes. The purpose of the literature review was to assess the relationship between Vitamin D status and IDDM. This literature review will discuss the health implications of low Vitamin D Status and the importance of supplementation in IDMM, with special attention to youth and reducing the long term effects of diabetes. Findings: The current research about Vitamin D status and supplementation is vast and there is substantial evidence to suggest the supplementation of Vitamin D during infancy and adulthood can suppress the symptoms of Diabetes and in some cases regain normal beta cell function. Along with the beneficial effects of vitamin D supplementation in diabetic patients, Vitamin D is important in reducing the risk of other serious diseases such as multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle sarcopenia and even mental conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Vitamin D, Type 1 Diabetes
Subjects:Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance
ID Code:2100
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