Given that an estimated 100 million American adults are diabetic or pre-diabetic, will this sub-population begin to receive prescriptions for vitamin D from their doctors? This question is now asked because of a revealing study showing diabetics in particular are at 4.5-times greater risk for an early death when their blood levels of vitamin D are low. The risk of death from infectious disease also doubles for individuals who are deficient in vitamin D.
While an abject deficiency of vitamin D is defined as a blood concentration of 10 nanomoles per liter of blood, survival data confirms “a strong association of vitamin D deficiency (under 50 nanomoles/liter or 20 nanograms/milliliter) with increased mortality.”
Dislcaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes and not meant as medical advice.