Effect of vitamin D on proteinuria in type 2 diabetic patients.

Momeni, Ali and Mirhosseini, Mahmood and Kabiri, Mohsen and Kheiri, Soleiman (2017) Effect of vitamin D on proteinuria in type 2 diabetic patients. Journal of nephropathology, 6 (1). pp. 10-14. ISSN 2251-8363


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BACKGROUND Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency is a common disorder in diabetic patients and may be a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and exacerbation of diabetic nephropathy(DN). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Vit D3 therapy on protein uriain type 2 diabetic patients with deficient or insufficient serum Vit D. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a double blind clinical trial, 60 type 2 diabetic patients with proteinuria greater than 150 mg/day who had Vit D deficiency or insufficiency were randomly enrolled in two equal groups. Pearl of Vit D as 50 000 IU/week and placebo (1 tablet per week) were prescribed in patients of case and control groups respectively for 8 weeks. At the beginning and 2 months later, 24 hours urine protein was checked in all patients. RESULTS There is no difference between serums Vit D level in case and control group at the beginning of the study, however at the end of the study serum Vit D level was significantly higher in the case group. There is no difference in proteinuria between case and control group at the beginning and the end of the study, while a significant difference between the changes of proteinuria before and after the study was seen in two groups (P = 0.028). CONCLUSIONS Vit D deficiency may exacerbate protein uric and DN, hence correction of Vit D deficiency may decrease proteinuria in diabetic patients with nephropathy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic nephropathy; Proteinuria; Vitamin D
Subjects: WK Endocrine System
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal Medicine
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2017 04:17
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 04:17
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/344

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