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, 14:537 | Cite as

Is There an Association Between Diabetic Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D Levels?

  • Zsuzsanna PutzEmail author
  • Tímea Martos
  • Nóra Németh
  • Anna Erzsébet Körei
  • Orsolya Erzsébet Vági
  • Miklós Soma Kempler
  • Péter Kempler
Microvascular Complications—Neuropathy (D Ziegler, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Microvascular Complications—Neuropathy

Abstract

In the past few years, the effects of vitamin D that go beyond its relationship with bone metabolism have come into the focus of scientific attention. Research concerning diabetes and its complications has become a public health priority. An increasing number of reports link vitamin D deficiency to diabetes; however, so far, there has only been limited and contradictory data available on the correlation between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and vitamin D. Studies of people with type 2 diabetes confirmed the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and neuropathy incidence as well as the severity of the symptoms caused by neuropathy. The latest studies are also suggesting a relationship between the incidence of plantar ulcers and vitamin D deficiency.

Keywords

Vitamin D Diabetes mellitus Neuropathy 

Notes

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Conflict of Interest

Zsuzsanna Putz, Tímea Martos, Nóra Németh, Anna Erzsébet Körei, Orsolya Erzsébet Vági, Miklós Soma Kempler and Péter Kempler declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zsuzsanna Putz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tímea Martos
    • 1
  • Nóra Németh
    • 1
  • Anna Erzsébet Körei
    • 1
  • Orsolya Erzsébet Vági
    • 1
  • Miklós Soma Kempler
    • 1
  • Péter Kempler
    • 1
  1. 1.1st Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of MedicineSemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary

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