Category Archives: Diabetes in Focus

Vitamin D does not improve prediabetes markers in study

Vitamin D supplementation increased nutrient levels in patients with prediabetes, a Dutch study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated. However, patients in the supplement arm did not show better insulin sensitivity or beta cell function than those in the placebo cohort, researchers said. MedPage Today (free registration)/Vitamin D Blog (6/9)

Low vitamin D plus high PTH affects glucose metabolism

Vitamin D deficiency accompanied by increased parathyroid hormone levels predicts beta-cell dysfunction, insulin resistance and glucose metabolism in women with prediabetes or diabetes at 12 months postpartum, a study indicated. The findings in Diabetes suggest that PTH levels should be taken into account when assessing the effects of vitamin D status on glucose homeostasis, researchers noted. News (6/9)