What is the significance of vitamin D deficiency in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Sep 13, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Vitamin D deficiency is an important independent predictor of development of coronary artery calcification in individuals with type 1 DM. [13] Joergensen et al determined that vitamin D deficiency in type 1 diabetes may predict all causes of mortality but not development of microvascular complications. [14]


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