Effect of Replacement of Vit-D in Diabetic Painful Neuropathy among Chronic Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Background: Painful symptoms of diabetic neuropathy are more common in patients having type 2 diabetes. The objective in this trial was assessment of mean change in pain score upon giving Vit-D supplementation in patients with diabetic painful neuropathy.
Methodology: This study was conducted from December 2019 to June 2020 in OPD of Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi after the ethical approval. A total of 251 diagnosed cases of diabetes (both male and female patients), with high HbA1c and low Vit-D levels were included in the study. Patients having Vit-D deficiency and chronic diabetic neuropathy were given Vitamin supplementation and results were assessed after 1 month through change in pain score according to Douleur Neuropathique 4. A document of consent form was filled by patients who were recruited for this study. Data analysis was done on SPSS version 16.Paired sample t- test, was used to compare pain score where p value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Among the participants mean age was 48.22+17.06. There were 106 (42.2%) males and 145 (57.8%) female patients. A statistically significant (p<0.05)mean reduction in pain score of 2.20±1.19 was observed, upon giving Vit-D supplementation in Vit-D deficient patients having painful diabetic neuropathy.
Conclusion: Vit-D supplementation significantly reduced pain in patients having diabetic painful neuropathy.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Neuropathy, Vitamin D3
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