Vitamin D Deficiency Emerges as a Standalone Risk Factor for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

16 Feb 2024 • Vitamin D deficiency may promote the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy by affecting large nerve fibers.

  • In a recent study, elderly type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) exhibited significantly lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels compared to non-DPN patients (15.05 vs. 18.4 ng/ml).
  • Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) was identified as an independent risk factor for DPN (odds ratio = 2.488), with the VDD group showing prolonged sensory and motor nerve latencies.

Source: Diabetes, Research & Clinical Practice | Read full story

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