The October 2010 issue of the journal Diabetes Care includes an article on “Vitamin D levels and mortality in type 2 diabetes.” This study focuses on people with type 2 diabetes, who are especially susceptible to cardiovascular disease, and finds–in line with much other reecent research–that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality. The authors of this article write that their work “adds to the increasing amount of data suggesting that vitamin D substitution [that is, supplementing with vitamin D] might be a potential therapeutic target to prevent vascular disease progression” in people with type 2 diabetes.
For further information on Vitamin D, see the NYBC entry:
Vitamin D3 – 1000IU
(This format provides a good way to get the often recommended dosage of vitamin D – 1000IU/day; NYBC also stocks vitamin D in a lower and a higher dosage.)