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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
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract
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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The copy of record is available from the publisher at http://digital.graphcompubs.com/publication/?i=239656. This document is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No additional reproduction is authorized. Complete credit should be given to the original source. Copyright © 2015 West Virginia State Medical Association.

Citation Information
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.