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Type I Diabetes in Children and Vitamin D
MIIR Faculty Research
  • Ashley B. Litchfield, Marshall University
  • Rebecca M. Hayes, Marshall University
  • Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD, Marshall University
  • Susan L. Flesher, MD, Marshall University
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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple childhood diseases including type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). T1DM in children is becoming more prevalent, with a 23% increase nationally from 2001 to 2009. Similarly, West Virginia has had an 8.1% increase in children with type 1Diabetes from 2008/2009 to 2010/2011. This article highlights the association between vitamin D and type 1 diabetes and discusses vitamin D’s potential role in the reduction and management of T1DM in children.

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Litchfield AB, Hayes RM, Shuler FD, Flesher SL. Type I diabetes in children and vitamin D. West Virginia Medical Journal. Jan/Feb 2015;111(1):32-37.