Lower vitamin D status is more common among Saudi adults with diabetes mellitus type 1 than in non-diabetics
This study aimed to determine and compare the vitamin D status of adults in Saudi Arabia with and without type 1 diabetes mellitus. A total of 60 adults with type 1 diabetes and 60 healthy controls were included in the study. The results revealed that vitamin D deficiencies were frequently found among type 1 diabetes patients. The authors suggested that vitamin D supplementation can be beneficial to prevent diabetes. Further details can be found in the study.
Al-Daghri NM, Al-Attas OS, Alokail MS, Alkharfy KM, Yakout SM, Aljohani NJ, Al Fawaz H, Al-Ajlan AS, Sheshah ES, Al-Yousef M, Alharbi M. Lower vitamin D status is more common among Saudi adults with diabetes mellitus type 1 than in non-diabetics. BMC Public Health. 2014 Feb 11;14:153.