A new study published in Minerva Pediatrica has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation helps to improve blood sugar control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) differs from type 2 diabetes (T2D) in that T1D is an autoimmune disorder that destroys certain cells in the pancreas and requires insulin. T2D is often caused by lifestyle factors such as obesity and a diet high in sugars.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the pancreatic beta cells that help to produce insulin. The cause of T1D is unknown and the disease is characterized by the body’s inability to make enough insulin, which leads to the need for insulin injections.