Dyslipidemia Profile of Type 2 Diabetic Patients attending Staff Hospital in Ilaro, Nigeria
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
Dyslipidemia is a common feature of diabetic patients, and this condition is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. The dyslipidemia patterns were investigated in diabetic patients undergoing medical and dietary treatment. Diabetic patients attending the Diabetes Clinic in State Hospital, Ilaro, Nigeria were recruited into the study after their informed consent. Both anthropometric and biochemical analysis was conducted. Both diabetic normotensive (DBN) and diabetic hypertensive (DBH) subjects had significantly reduced (p < 0.05) plasma phospholipids and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), as well as significantly increased (p < 0.05) concentration of plasma glucose and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to the non-diabetic subjects. Atherogenic indices (LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C) were also significantly elevated (p < 0.05) in the diabetic subjects compared to the other groups. This study suggests that dyslipidemia occurred in these diabetic patients due to complications from diabetes mellitus, and this may predispose them to cardivascular diseases like atherosclerosis.
Dyslipidaemia , HDL-cholesterol , Hypercholesterolemia , Diabetes
Adedoja, D.W, AbduFattah, A, Yusuf, M.I (2016). Dyslipidemia Profile of Type 2 Diabetic Patients attending Staff Hospital in Ilaro, Nigeria. Unilag Journal of Medicine, Science and Technology, Vol.4 (1), 28-38p.