The effect of vitamin D on vitamin D level & calcium level in children & adolescence with type one diabetes in Yazd provice

24th International Congress on Pediatrics & 10th Congress on Pediatrics Nursing

11 till 15 October 2012، Tehran - Iran

Presentation Type: Speech

Vitamin D arrives to the body through cutaneous synthesis from ultraviolet rays and the food. Despite the sunshine in sunny countries, the prevalence of this vitamin deficiency in these areas is high. According to the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, we decided to have a look on prescribing vitamin D effect on vitamin D level & calcium level in children and adolescents. Methods: 65 patients with type one diabetes who referred to Yazd Diabetes Clinic entered the study. For all patients a blood sample was obta ined to check the level of vitamin D (25-OHD) & calcium and evaluated through the laboratory methods and the data was recorded in the check list. Then, the patients were given 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 every two weeks and the above experiment was repeated 3 months later and the results in patients were compared with their initial amount. The data were analyzed with Chi-square test and T-test and SPSS software Ver.17. Findings: The prevalence of patients with normal level of vitamin D (>30ng/dl), and deficiency of vitamin D (<30ng/dl) was 33.8% & 66.2% respectively. After administration of vitamin D, vitamin D levels significantly increased (p<0.001), a significant difference in calcium level was not observed by increasing levels of vitamin D (P=0.887). Conclusion: The results of this study showed increasing vitamin D levels with no significant change in serum calcium levels after administration of vitamin D to children and adolescents with type one diabetes. This result can indicate the independent effect of calcium and vitamin D