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3. Vitamin D Levels in Type II Diabetic Patients

Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, Aneel Kumar, Zahid Ali Shaikh, Javeriya Mariam, Aftab Hussain Shah and Kamlesh Kumar

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the frequency of vitamin D deficiency in type-II diabetes at Chandka Medical College, Hospital Larkana.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Medicine, Medical Unit-2, Chandka Medical College Hospital, SMBBMU, Larkana from July to December 2018.

Materials and Methods: A total of 355 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were included in this study. Basic demographics were recorded. Blood samples were taken from the patients for assessment of vitamin D levels and were sent to laboratory.

Results: The average age of the patients was 44.66±10.85 years. There were 196(55.21%) male and 159(44.79%) female. The vitamin D deficiency in type-II diabetic patients was observed in 175 (49.3%).

Conclusion: This study revealed that vitamin D deficiency was high in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is advisable that supplementation of vitamin D in deficient type 2 diabetes mellitus patients may give better glycemic control.

Conclusion: This study revealed that vitamin D deficiency was high in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is advisable that supplementation of vitamin D in deficient type 2 diabetes mellitus patients may give better glycemic control.

Key Words: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Vitamin D deficiency, Glycaemic control.

Citation of article: Shaikh BA, Kumar A, Shaikh ZA, Mariam J, Shah AH, Kumar K. Vitamin D Levels in Type Ii Diabetic Patients, Med Forum 2019;30(3):10-13.