Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Type II Diabetic Patients in Shahat, Libya


  • Yahya Saber E. Mansour Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda, Libya
  • Nusieba A. Mohammed Ibrahim Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda, Libya
  • Asmaa Abdulaziz A Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Derna, Libya



Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Shahat, , Libya


Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most increasingly diagnosed comorbidities in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (TIIDM), suggesting that it may play a role in TIIDM. The present study aims to determine and evaluate Libyan adults' vitamin D (Vit D) status with and without TIIDM. 100 Libyan adults with TIIDM from the Diabetic Clinics and 100 healthy without TIIDM were included in the study. The mean age for the TIIDM subjects was 25.8 ± 15.4 years versus 35.9 ± 4.2 years for the healthy controls. Serum 25 hydroxy cholceferiol (vitamin D), calcium, cholesterol, blood glucose, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides were measured and the outcomes were compared between the TIIDM and control groups. Both the TIIDM and healthy agencies had diet Vit D deficiency. The suggested ranges of Vit D had been appreciably decreased in the TIIDM adults compared to the controls (29.1±1.6 nmol/L versus 36.4±1.9 nmol/L). In the TIIDM adults, 66.7% had mild, 30.7% moderate, and 3.3% severe Vit D deficiency, in contrast with 43.7% (mild), 33.5% (moderate), and 6% (severe) in the control group. Overall, 100% of the TIIDM adults and 75% of the healthy adults were Vit D deficient. In this study, compared to the healthy groups with TIIDM, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among TIIDM adults used to be quite high. Therefore, screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation for this population is warranted.


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Mansour, Y. S. E. ., Ibrahim, N. A. M. ., & A, A. A. . (2021). Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Type II Diabetic Patients in Shahat, Libya . Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences, 36(3), 202–208.



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