Published: 2017-11-25

Pattern of lipid profile in type 2 diabetes mellitus-a study from north Bihar

Bhagwan Das, Durgesh kumar, Munish Kumar


Background: Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of common metabolic disorders that share the phenotype of hyperglycemia. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by variable degree of insulin resistance, impaired insulin secretion, and increased glucose production.

Methods: To study of pattern of lipid profile in type 2 diabetes mellitus, 100 cases of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus attending the tertiary care centre were selected. The result was compared with 25 healthy, non-obese, non- diabetic and non-hypertensive subjects.

Results: Triglyceride (TG) and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) were significantly higher whereas high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels lower in diabetics than healthy controls. Total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were other fractions which were slightly above optimal levels in diabetics.

Conclusions: From our study, it was concluded that diabetes mellitus has a real impact on lipid metabolism.


Diabetes, Lipid Profile, North Bihar

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