The Role of Vitamin D in Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the health of millions of children in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association (2011), 1 in 400 adolescents and children has type 1diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is developed from the presence of autoantibodies against the islet cells of the pancreas. Research findings from a study by Gullstrand, Wahlberg , Ilonen, Vaarala and Ludvigsson (2008) suggest a strong relation between HLA-risk alleles and type1diabetes. Research data from Reis, Hauache and Velho (2005) suggests that the vitamin D hormonal system may contribute to the environmental factors that cause the destruction of the pancreatic B cells resulting in type 1diabetes. The...The end:
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