Dr. Deepak Bhosle

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Dr. Deepak Bhosle – Diabetologist
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), Diploma in Diabetology
Consultant Diabetologist
Deogiri Diabetes Centre, Aurangabad

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required in your body since it plays a number of important roles in the body, including maintaining the health of your bones, teeth and joints, kidney and liver functions, cardiovascular function and assisting immune system function. Latest research has shown that the amount of people that are vitamin D deficient have increased and more than half of the world population in the adult age group suffers from vitamin D deficiency. (more…)

Dr.Vijay Bang - Lilavati Hospital


Dr. Vijay Bang – Cardiologist
Intervention Cardiologist/ Heart Care Services
Lilavati Hospital And Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai

Heart Health:

Vitamin D is a nutrient and hormone that is required by the body for various functions. It can be obtained from either dietary sources or from exposure of the skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Vitamin D can also be obtained through fortified foods or as a supplement. As such, deficiency of Vitamin D can be due to minimal sunlight exposure, inadequate dietary or supplement intake, and severe liver or kidney disease. (more…)

Vitamin D Impact On Insulin Resistance In Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Dr Kundan Khamkar, MBBS, MD
Founder & Medical Director, DiabaPro Diabetes Clinic, Pune
Areas of Specialization:
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 & 2 patients
  • Gestational Diabetes Patients
  • Obese patients
  • Hypertensive Patients
  • Diabetics with complications

Vitamin D plays an important role for maintenance of calcium and bone homeostasis. Over the years, vitamin D deficiency has been found associated with various non skeletal diseases such as diabetes mellitus. (more…)

Dr. Abdul Mansoor

Reduced blood flow to the heart and its association with Vitamin D deficiency

Dr. Abdul Mansoor,

MBBS,MD, DM, (Cardiology) MRCP
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
MBBS from JSS Medical College Mysore
MD (General Medicine) from MGM Medical College, Indore University Gold Medalist (MD)
DM from Govt Medical College, Trivandrum

Areas of Specialistion:

  1. Coronary Artery Intervention
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Electrophysiology
  4. Preventive Cardiology

One of the major causes of death globally is coronary artery disease. All communities and countries are witnessing a surge in coronary artery disease, and India (more…)

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia

Heart And Blood Vessel Problems Also Seem To Be Stemming From Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia

M.D. Consulting Physician & Cardiologist & Critical Care Physician
Associated With
Saifee Hospital, Sir H. N. Hospital, and Smt. Motiben B. Dalvi Hospital.
Apart from General Medicine, he has large number of patients suffering from Ischemic Heart Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, (Stroke) , Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, etc. He is a Critical Care Physician and his opinion on Critically ill patients and his participation in patient care is always in demand.

Adults and/or children that have a Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin) level of less than 50 nmol/l (20 ng/l) can be considered as deficient in Vitamin D. Strikingly, approximately 30% to 50% of all healthy, (more…)

Dr. Pradeep Gadge'

Diabetes And Its Complications Are Influenced By Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Pradeep Gadge is a renowned Diabetologist in Mumbai, who is well known for managing complicated diabetic cases.
Dr. Gadge topped the Diabetology examination, beating the second ranker by a huge margin of 10%. Over the years, he has written chapters on diabetes in various textbooks and has been a Clinical Investigator on several clinical trials. Dr. Gadge is in the teaching faculty for postgraduate Diabetology students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Mumbai.


All over the world deficiencies of Vitamin D are rising. In the recent years, researchers have shown a link between Vitamin D deficiency and the inability for the body to make insulin, a hormone required for maintaining normal blood sugar. It is also becoming clearer that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with developing diabetes and/or worsening of diabetic complications such as painful nerves in the limbs. Vitamin D deficiency also seems to increase the risk of heart and vessel disease. (more…)

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Worsen Urinary Tract Infection?

Dr Meera Ragavan
Consultant Obstetrician at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR


Have you ever felt a burning sensation while passing urine? Or have you ever had increased urge to urinate? If so you could be suffering from Urinary Tract Infection. Not urinating for nearly 3-4 hours, one would be at the risk of getting this disease. Adding more fuel to the burning issue, one with Vitamin D deficiency and diabetes should be more careful as all these issues could be life threatening. Dr Meera Ragavan, Consultant Obstetrician at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR and The Chennai Speciality Klinic in an interview to THP team talks about the connection between Vitamin D deficiency and Urinary Tract infection. (more…)