J Parathyr Dis. 2017;5(2): 45-48.
doi: 10.15171/jpd.2017.05
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Vitamin D status and its relationship with age in type 2 diabetic patients

Leila Mahmodnia 1, Mohamad Reza Tamadon 2, Maryam Sadoughi 1, Sara Beigrezaei 3*

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
2 Department of Nephrology, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
3 School of Nutrition & Food Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding author: Sara Beigrezaei, , Email: s.beigrezaei93@gmail.com


Introduction: Type 2 diabetes has become a chronic worldwide epidemic with advancing complications and has caused many premature deaths. Its global prevalence is about 9.7%, with 92.4 million suffering from the disease. Vitamin D level has been recently considered as an adjustable risk factor of cardiovascular diseases in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Objectives: The aim of the current study is to investigate the frequency of vitamin D deficiency and the relationship between vitamin D serum levels and age in type 2 diabetes patients.

Patients and Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, 101 type 2 diabetes patients of Imam Ali clinic in Shahrekord were investigated. Serum vitamin D levels of the participants were measured by DRG (USA) Elisa kits. The results were analyzed using SPSS software with a 95% confidence level.

Results: Of 101 studied patients, 32 were male and 69 were female. The average age of the subjects was 61.25 ± 11.75 years. The average age of the males was 63.09 ± 11.15 years and the average age of the females was 60.39 ± 12 years. Around 72 subjects were vitamin D deficient. No significant difference of vitamin D levels between males and females (P = 0.985) was detected. Serum vitamin D levels of type 2 diabetes patients were significantly positive correlated with their ages (r = 0.282, P = 0.004).

Conclusion: In the present study the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetes patients was 71.3 %. We found a positive significant relationship between the vitamin D level and age. It is possible that ageing process is not one of the causes of vitamin D deficiency.

Please cite this paper as: Mahmodnia L, Tamadon MR, Sadoughi M, Beigrezaei S. Vitamin D status and its relationship with age in type 2 diabetic patients. J Parathyr Dis. 2017;5(2):45-48. DOI: 10.15171/jpd.2017.05.

 Copyright © 2017 The Author(s); Published by Nickan Research Institute. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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