Association of Dyslipidemia with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Maryam Batool, Muhammad Yasir, Muhammad Sajjad


Objective: to investigate the association of dyslipidemia patterns among newly diagnosed young diabetic patients’ and its role in cardiovascular diseases.Study Design: Cross sectional study.Place and Duration: Study was conducted at medical unit, Service Hospital Lahore and Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur. Duration of study was February 2017 to February 2018.Methodology: All the patients were adult who were diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. Data collection was done via non probability consecutive sampling included patients. Main outcome variables are cholesterol level, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. SPSS version 24 was used to analyze data. P value ≤ 0.05 was taken as significant. Results: Triglycerideswas noted as less than 180 mg/dl in 9.7% patients and more than 180 mg/dl in 90.3% patients. LDL was noted as less than 180 mg/dl in 41.9% patients and more than 180 mg/dl in 58.1% patients. HDL (males) was observed as more than 35 mg/dl in 21% patients and less than 35 mg/dl in 79% patients. Similarly 61.3% controls having <200mg/100ml cholesterol and 38.7% having >200mg/100ml cholesterol.Conclusion: Results of our study reveal that dyslipidemia is a known risk factor for causing cardiovascular diseases among diabetic patients; it should be addressed and managed accordingly at the onset of diabetes. Aggressive management of dyslipidemia reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases in diabetic patients.

Keywords: Dyslipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus, low density lipoproteins, high density lipoproteins, insulin.

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