Beneficial effects of oral vitamin D supplementation in diabetes mellitus type II patients - a clinical study in Karachi

Pak J Pharm Sci. 2022 May;35(3):845-850.

Abstract

Vitamins are an essential component of the human body for growth and maintaining health. All vitamins have a significant role in metabolism, as a prophylactic in preventing various diseases, and maintaining health. Literature studies have predicted the positive impact of vitamin D on sugar level in blood of type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D plays a significant role in treating diabetes mellitus because it helps produce insulin and helps in the growth of beta cells of the pancreas. The present study was conducted for evaluating the impact of oral vitamin D in reducing the hyperglycemic conditions in patients after treatment of 1-6 months duration. 52 type 2 diabetes patients were enrolled in the study. The results showed that Vitamin D supplementation of 16 weeks reduced fasting blood glucose and HbA1C significantly in Vitamin D deficient Type 2 diabetes.

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / drug therapy
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D Deficiency* / drug therapy
  • Vitamins / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D