Study to evaluate serum free testosterone and hsCRP concentration to predict low hematocrit in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Keywords:Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Serum free testosterone levels, hs-CRP concentration, Hematocrit
Background: The primary objective of the study was to assess serum free testosterone and high sensitivity c-reactive protein concentrations and their correlation with hematocrit in patients of diabetes mellitus type 2.Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is a common defect in type 2 diabetes, irrespective of the glycemic control, duration of disease, and the presence of complications of diabetes or obesity.It has been demonstrated that about one third of male patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 have low serum free Testosterone level.
Methods: We have included 50 patients of diabetes mellitus type 2 presenting to the department of medicine SMS Hospital Jaipur. Both indoor and out door patients were selected who were free of microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy. Primary or secondary hypogonadism, other than diabetes mellitus and anemia of other causes were
Results: Diabetes mellitus type 2 patients with low serum free testosterone levels have significantly low hematocrit values ( n= 29) (p-value <0.001) and mild anemia compared to eugonadal men ( n= 21). Their correlation was highly significant. Patients with DM type 2 who have low serum free testosterone, also have high hs-CRP concentration. Though hematocrit values were low in patients with high hs-CRP concentration but it was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: At the end of the study we concluded that both a low serum free testosterone level and high hs-CRP concentration may play an important role in the pathogenesis of mild anemia and low hematocrit values in DM type 2 patients.
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