Vitamin D status and health-related quality of life in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Y.H.M. Krul-Poel, S. Westra, H. J. van Wijland, F. Stam, P. Lips, F. Pouwer, S. Simsek

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AimsTo test whether vitamin D status was associated with health-related quality of life in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. MethodsDemographic and clinical characteristics, including health-related quality of life scores, were obtained from 241 adult patients with Type 2 diabetes managed with oral hypoglycaemic agents. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the Short-Form 36 Health Survey. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the association between vitamin D status and health-related quality of life, with adjustment for confounders. ResultsThe mean age of the patients included in the study was 678years. Their mean HbA(1c) concentration was 528mmol/mol (6.90.7%) and their mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration was 5923nmol/l. Vitamin D deficiency (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-306
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetic medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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