Vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with retinopathy in young Japanese type 1 diabetic patients

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Nov;106(2):e41-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2014.08.005. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the possible association of vitamin D deficiency with diabetic retinopathy in 75 young Japanese type 1 diabetic patients. A multivariate regression analysis, duration of diabetes and vitamin D deficiency were independent determinants of diabetic retinopathy.

Keywords: Retinopathy; Type 1 diabetes; Vitamin D deficiency.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D 2 / blood*
  • Adult
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / blood
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / epidemiology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / etiology*
  • Female
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment*
  • Risk Factors
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / blood
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / etiology*

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • hemoglobin A1c protein, human
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D 2