Is Vitamin D Good For Diabetics Kidney(Scientific Study)

Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for kidneys. According to research both sufficiency and efficiency may cause kidney failure.

​Several people with kidney diseases consume vitamin D supplements daily basis. But excess vitamin D supplements are harmful to kidneys. Due to this, these people are living in fear that vitamin D may kill them.

It was believed that vitamin D was the main culprit of kidney failure for both normal and diabetics. However, the truth is far away from this.

To revalidate the fact American Society of Nephrology has conducted research. The aim of this research was to find the effect of vitamin D supplements on kidney function for prediabetics.

Vitamin D Relationship With Kidney Function For Prediabetics Research Details

Research Design & Participant Details

A total 2166 no of persons participated in this research. The mean age of these people was 60 years with a BMI index of 32kg/m2. Among these people, 79% had hypertension symptoms.

All of these adults were prediabetic with obesity problems. The research and follow-up were continued for 2 to 3.5 years. These adults were randomized to vitamin D3 4000 IU per day versus placebo.

Outcome of Result

Among 2166 participants 10% had moderate, high, or very high KDIGO risk scores. The follow-up was done for a mean of 2.9 years.

28 cases of KDIGO worsening in the vitamin D group were observed. The same issue was found in 30 participants of the placebo group.

The mean difference in eGFR from baseline was −1.0 ml/min per 1.73 m2 in the vitamin D group and −0.1 ml/min per 1.73 m2 in the placebo group. So between-group difference is −1.0 ml/min per 1.73 m2.  

The mean difference found in UACR was 2.7 mg/g  in the vitamin D group and 2.0 mg/g in the placebo group. Hence between-group difference is 0.7 mg/g.

Conclusion of Vitamin D Relationship With Kidney Function For Prediabetics Research

It is observed from the outcome that there is a tiny difference between the kidney function of both groups. The kidney failure participant count is almost similar(30 participants in the placebo group vs 28 participants in the vitamin D group).

So the final outcome is totally vague. It is not proven that a vitamin D supplement is beneficial to the kidney function of a prediabetic. Also or harmful effects were not proven from this study.

However further research is required in this domain. Only then we can get the actual view of the vitamin D effect on the kidney.

If you are taking a lot of supplements without a doctor’s advice it may worsen your health. We suggest you look after for Scientific DASH Diet, which is very beneficial for your health.

Also, you can go for Low Carb Diet to fulfill your nutrient requirements.