Assessment of Vitamin D in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Vitamin D in Diabetic Children


Lead sponsor: Assiut University

Source Assiut University
Brief Summary

Vitamin D is so-called "sunshine vitamin",it is synthesized in the skin during exposure to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight so it has been suggested that ∼ 5-30 minutes of sun exposure between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at least twice per week on the skin of the face, arms, back, or legs (without sunscreen) is usually adequate for vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D is also found in plants (mainly mushrooms and yeast) and in a few foods such as fatty fish.

Vitamin D supplement is recommended in all infants until enough formula, milk, or other food sources are ingested to sufficiently provide 400 IU/day to prevent vitamin D deficiency. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and the self immune system plays a central role in the destruction of the beta cell of pancrease.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date November 1, 2016
Completion Date September 2017
Primary Completion Date August 2017
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Assessment of vitamin D level (ng/ml) 24 hours
Enrollment 80

Intervention type: Diagnostic Test

Intervention name: blood sample test

Description: blood sample will be taken from all diabetic children for assessment of vitamin D level

Arm group label: Blood sample



Inclusion Criteria:

- Age (5 years - 15 years ).

- Type 1 diabetes patients.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients aged more than 15 years, less than 2 years.

- Type 2 diabetes.

- Neonatal diabetes.

- Patients with any complications from diabetes.

Gender: All

Minimum age: 5 Years

Maximum age: 15 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

facility Women Health Hospital - Assiut university
Location Countries


Verification Date

January 2018

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Assiut University

Investigator full name: Mohammed Khairy Ali

Investigator title: Lecturer

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: Blood sample

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: 2ml blood sample of of blood will be taken for assessment of vitamin D

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Diagnostic

Masking: None (Open Label)