International Journal of medicine & biomedical sciences

Vol.5 Issue.1

Frequency of lipid abnormalities in a diabetic patient of more than 5 years without known cardiovascular abnormalities

Anjal Bisht 1, Milan Khadka1, Monasha Vaidya,2 Kalyan Sapkota3

1Department of Internal Medicine, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Nepal

2Department of Pathology, Kantipur Dental College, Kathmandu, Nepal

3Department of Medicine, Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

Diabetes Mellitus is associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to its complications. These complications are more common with increasing duration of diabetes. Dyslipidemia is common in diabetics. The aim of this study was to see the prevalence of dyslipidemia in diabetes patients of more than 5 years duration and its correlations with increasing duration of diabetes. This is a cross-sectional observational study conducted from February 2014 to February 2015 in Bir Hospital. The study analyzed 246 cases of diabetes with the disease duration ≥ 5 years who were under oral anti-diabetic agents and/or insulin or under dietary controls. SPSS program was used for data analysis. For the purpose of this study a 95% confidence interval was accepted and a p value

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