Background: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency has been related to several endocrine metabolic
and cardiovascular diseases. The effect of VD supplementation on blood pressure (BP) in patients with
diabetes is controversial.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate high-dose vitamin D supplementation effects on blood
pressure of normotensive patients with diabetes mellitus 1 (DM1) patients by 24-hour ambulatory blood
pressure monitoring (ABPM).
Methods: We performed a clinical trial including 35 DM1 normotensive patients, who received doses of
4,000 or 10,000 IU/day of cholecalciferol for 12 weeks according to previous VD levels. They underwent
24-hour ABPM, along with glycated hemoglobin, creatine, lipids profile and PCRus dosage before
and after VD supplementation.
Results: We found an expressive reduction of systolic and diastolic morning blood pressures (117±14 vs
112±14, p<0,05; 74±9 vs 70±10 mmHg, p<0,05, respectively) with no changes in other pressoric markers.
Besides, we noticed a relationship between levels of VD after supplementation and diastolic morning
blood pressure (r= -0,4; p<0.05).
Conclusion: Our study suggests an association between supplementation of high doses of vitamin D
and the reduction of morning blood pressure in normotensive DM1 patients.