Sehrish Shafique, Daud Mirza, Summayya Shawana, Shahneela Tabassum, Naveed Faraz.
Frequency of Dyslipidemia in Type 2 Diabetic patients in Karachi.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;9(2):133-6.
Objective: To find out the frequency of dyslipidemias in type 2 diabetic patients. Study Design and Setting: This was cross-sectional study and conducted in a different clinics in Karachi during 3 months period. Methodology: Those patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and attended the OPD were selected. Patient were advised to bring their lipid profile report in next visit if not already done. The total dyslipidemias were presented by their frequencies and percentages with 95% confidence interval. Results: Out of 383 patients with diabetes mellitus 210 (55 %) had dyslipidemia. Among which 76% had elevated lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL), 66.6 % had elevated serum cholesterol, 57% patient had elevated triglyceride. p- value of 0.05 was taken as statistically significant. Conclusion: It was concluded that increased frequency of dyslipidemias, with elevated low-density lipoprotein, cholesterol and triglycerides levels seen in diabetic patients.
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