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

  • Microvascular Complications—Neuropathy (D Ziegler, Section Editor)
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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.

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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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Zs. Putz and T. Martos contributed equally to this study.

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Putz, Z., Martos, T., Németh, N. et al. Is There an Association Between Diabetic Neuropathy and Low Vitamin D Levels?. Curr Diab Rep 14, 537 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-014-0537-6

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