Dr. Robert Greenhagen and his coauthors, Drs. Dane Wukich and Robert Frykberg, recently published their findings on vitamin D and the risk of various diabetic foot complications. The authors found that low vitamin D increased the risk of ulceration, infection, and peripheral arterial disease. While the use of supplementation to prevent these conditions was not performed, we suggest that everyone consider vitamin D supplementation. This is especially important for individuals that live north of the 37 degrees latitude, which includes the Nebraska and Iowa areas.
A free copy of the article is available by following this link: Serum vitamin D and diabetic foot complications