Type 2 Diabetes – Vitamin D Deficiency Is High Among People With Diabetes

Several studies have found people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes frequently have inadequate levels of vitamin D. The latest study, reported in the online journal PLOS ONE in April of 2017, was completed by investigators at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

A total of 118 Type 2 diabetics were included in the study. Their blood level of vitamin D was compared with blood from a group of healthy participants…

among the Type 2 diabetic participants, 92.4 percent had a vitamin D deficiency,

compared to 60.2 percent among the non-diabetic controls.

Low levels of vitamin D was not found to be linked with insulin resistance. The scientists recommend everyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes be supplemented with vitamin D because most people who have diabetes are deficient in it.

Vitamin D deficiency leaves millions of children and adults at risk for numerous diseases and disorders and according to several researchers, despite all our modern technology, a deficiency of this vitamin is one of the commonly unrecognized medical conditions. Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium and helping to build bones.

In children a vitamin D deficiency results in rickets. Rickets can cause…

slowed growth,

pain in the back, pelvis, and legs,

muscle weakness – muscles need calcium too.

skeletal deformities,

bowed legs or knock knees,

thickened wrists and ankles, and

the breastbone protruding outward,

In adults, a vitamin D deficiency results in osteomalacia or softening of the bones, which can cause…

aching bones,

muscle weakness, and

bone fractures.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, as of November 2013, vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem. It was especially common in women in the Middle East, probably because of their garments. There is, unfortunately, a lack of information from Africa and South America.

According to the Mayo Clinic in the United States, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is…

600 IU each day for adults 70 years of age or younger, and

700 IU each day for people 71 or older.

Children and young or middle-aged adults can get vitamin D from exposing their skin to sunlight. Older people do not make as much of the vitamin because their skin has less of the previtamin D molecule. Mushrooms, like human skin, make this vitamin from sunlight, so leave your mushrooms out in the sun for a few hours before eating them.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn’t in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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