Significant vitamin D deficiency in youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus

J Pediatr. 2009 Jan;154(1):132-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.07.015.

Abstract

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D was measured in 128 youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Less than 25% of the patients were vitamin D sufficient. Because individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus possess multiple risk factors for skeletal fragility, ensuring vitamin D sufficiency throughout childhood and adolescence in this population seems especially warranted.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cholecalciferol / blood
  • Cholecalciferol / deficiency
  • Comorbidity
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology*
  • Ergocalciferols / blood
  • Ergocalciferols / deficiency
  • Female
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Sunlight
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology*

Substances

  • Ergocalciferols
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • Cholecalciferol