Is There an Association Between Diabetic Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D Levels?

Zsuzsanna Putz, Tímea Martos, Nóra Németh, Anna Erzsébet Körei, Orsolya Erzsébet Vági, Miklós Soma Kempler, Péter Kempler

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Abstract

In the past few years, the effects of vitamin D that go beyond its relationship with bone metabolism have come into the focus of scientific attention. Research concerning diabetes and its complications has become a public health priority. An increasing number of reports link vitamin D deficiency to diabetes; however, so far, there has only been limited and contradictory data available on the correlation between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and vitamin D. Studies of people with type 2 diabetes confirmed the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and neuropathy incidence as well as the severity of the symptoms caused by neuropathy. The latest studies are also suggesting a relationship between the incidence of plantar ulcers and vitamin D deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number537
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2014

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Neuropathy
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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    Putz, Z., Martos, T., Németh, N., Körei, A. E., Vági, O. E., Kempler, M. S., & Kempler, P. (2014). Is There an Association Between Diabetic Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D Levels? Current diabetes reports, 14(10), [537]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-014-0537-6