A silent epidemic that is slowly and gradually getting converted to a pandemic is the risk associated with the type 2 Diabetes.
There are several reasons associated with the development of disease like irregular and improper diet, day-to-day stress, irregular exercise patterns and change in the lifestyle, including unhealthy habits.
Add sweetness to your life, not by adding sugar, but, by ensuring that you are getting appropriate amounts of Vitamin D.
As once you get trapped in the chains of a deadly disease called diabetes, it is very difficult to break free from the devastating situations.
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According to the latest case study, people who are detected with low levels of Vitamin D also contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, irrelevant of the fact, whether they are overweight or irregular exercise patterns.
A particular research study, conducted in Spain involved around 150 people who underwent tests for Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, other blood sugar/glucose metabolism disorders, their BMI (Body mass index) along with chiefly checking the levels of Vitamin D.
It was found that the people who were overweight or obese and those who didn’t suffer from Diabetes had sufficiently higher levels of Vitamin D, in stark contrast with the people who were having lower levels of Vitamin D who were suffering from the disease.
This was how it came to be verified that Vitamin D levels are closely linked with the blood sugar levels. These findings were published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Studying on the case, an author Manuel Macias-Gonzalez of the University of Malaga in Spain, announced in a society news release, “Our findings indicate that Vitamin D is associated more closely with glucose metabolism than obesity.”
He further added that their study suggested that the combined outcome of obesity and Vitamin D deficiency may lead to amplify the risk of contracting Diabetes.
The research studies that were previously worked upon had discovered that people with low Vitamin D levels were likely to be more obese as well as suffer from Diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
The production of Vitamin D can be triggered by exposure to the sunlight. Vitamin D fortification can also be done by intake of proper Vitamin D rich foods or supplementations under the expert doctoral advice.
According to the researchers, more than 1 billion people worldwide have low vitamin D levels due to limited exposure to sunlight.
According to the vitamin D council, several studies have researched about the levels of Vitamin D in the body along with their association of development of Type 2 Diabetes in their later life. In the recent reviews, there is sufficient amount of research going out regarding the association of Vitamin D and the occurrence of diabetes.
In the year 2011, the reviews threw a light on the case studies which involved examining how much Vitamin D people are getting by measuring their levels in the blood. They also illustrated a study wherein Vitamin D supplement was administered and later it was examined whether these participants got Diabetes in their future life. What they observed was that the participants with higher levels of Vitamin D (>25 ng/ml) had a very less chance of contracting diabetes in the later life as compared with the people with lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood (<14 ng/ml).
In the year 2012 and 2013, researchers measured Vitamin D blood level and examined how much of it their bodies were exposed to. Later, it was observed whether these participants were able to contract Diabetes in the later stage of their lives.
It was observed that people with the highest vitamin D blood levels had a 19% decreased chance of developing T2D (Type 2 Diabetes) compared to those with the lowest levels.
Every 4 ng/ml increase in vitamin D was associated with a 4% lower risk of getting T2D later in life.
Another clinical trial was conducted earlier in the year 2011, wherein, either 2000 IU of Vitamin D per day or 400 mg Calcium was administered in the patients having a high risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
They wished to study if sufficient levels of Vitamin D helped to improve the symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes in comparison to the patients that did not have appropriate levels of Vitamin D in their body.
What they found at the end of the trial is that Vitamin D supplementation in appropriate amounts improved the functioning of the pancreatic B cells which play a chief role in the process of making Insulin which regulates the amount of your blood sugar.
The studies that were carried out previously in relation to the levels of Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes hence showed and concluded that the participants with the highest vitamin D levels had a decreased risk of diabetes as compared to those with the lowest vitamin D levels.