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.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Vitamin D
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism