Vitamin D Status in Relation to Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes in Septuagenarians

Christine Dalgard, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Pál Weihe, Philippe Grandjean

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OBJECTIVE-Vitamin D deficiency is thought to be a risk factor for development of type 2 diabetes, and elderly subjects at northern latitudes may therefore be at particular risk. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD-Vitamin D status was assessed from serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D-3[25(OH)D-3] in 668 Faroese residents aged 70-74 years (64% of eligible population). We determined type 2 diabetes prevalence from past medical histories, fasting plasma concentrations of glucose, and/or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)). RESULTS-We observed 70 (11%) new type 2 diabetic subjects, whereas 88 (13%) were previously diagnosed. Having vitamin D status
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1288
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • insulin-resistance
  • US adults
  • risk
  • population
  • markers
  • health
  • diet


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