Healthy Living

Is There a Connection Between Vitamin D Deficiencies and Diabetes?

However, these studies have their limitations, including the race and location of participants

There are, of course, limitations to the studies. One is that the recipients were healthy middle-to-upper-middle-class Caucasians who lived in areas with sunny weather. Other studies have shown that Hispanics, Blacks, and Native Americans are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They face vitamin D deficiencies due to the amount of melanin in their skin.

Further studies need to be done to prove that sufficient vitamin D levels will prevent chronic disease. Currently, the studies only show that vitamin D impacts disorders connected to the bones like osteomalacia and osteoporosis.