From Cairo, Egypt:
Is there any relation between the level of vitamin A and Type 1 diabetes mellitus in comparison to Type 2 diabetes mellitus?
There are of course some unusual situations in which there might be differences. For instance, about 5% of Type 1A or autoimmune based diabetics have elevated serum anti-transglutaminase levels which are diagnostic of celiac syndrome. Not all of these have clinical symptoms; but where steatorrhea [fatty stools] was untreated there would be a vitamin A deficiency. I would expect also that in diabetes due to malnutrition that vitamin A levels would be low.
Original posting 28 Jun 1998
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