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Foot Ulcers

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  • Low Vitamin D Links With Increased Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Medscape, 6/3/22 - "Overall, 80.5% had vitamin D deficiency (defined as < 50 nmol/L or < 20 ng/mL) ... Among the people without a diabetic foot ulcer, 3% had vitamin D levels that were sufficient (> 75 nmol/L or > 30 ng/mL), 24% had levels defined as insufficient (50-75 nmol/L or 20-30 ng/mL), and 73% were deficient ... Among those with a diabetic foot ulcer, 2% had sufficient vitamin D levels, 13% had insufficient levels, and 85% had deficient levels. The differences between these rates and those among the people without a diabetic foot ulcer were significant ... Level of 25-OH-D significantly decreased with increasing severity of diabetic foot ulcer based on Wagner grade. People with the lowest grade diabetic foot ulcer, Wagner 1, had on average more than twice the serum level of 25-OH-D compared to those with the most severe diabetic foot ulcer, rated as Wagner 5." - See vitamin D at Amazon.com.

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