Lipid profile in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus


  • Bina Dias Department of Biochemistry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai-400022
  • Subhashini Maharana Department of Biochemistry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai-400022



Type I diabetes mellitus, Lipid profile, Glucose


Background: Dyslipidemia is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease which may lead to an increased risk of atherosclerosis in Type I diabetes mellitus at a younger age. 

Methods: Twenty five children with diabetes mellitus type 1 were assessed for the levels of glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, VLDL, LDL and cholesterol to HDL ratio and were compared with age; matched healthy controls.

Results: The result of the present study showed that all the above mentioned parameters were significantly (P<0.001) higher in type 1 diabetes mellitus as compared to the control group with glucose levels of 217.5 mg/dl, triglycerides levels of 156.5 mg/dl, cholesterol levels of 184.7 mg/dl, VLDL levels of 31.08 mg/dl, LDL levels of 120.1 mg/dl and cholesterol to HDL ratio of 5.87 whereas HDL levels were significantly lower i.e. 32.7 mg/dl in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Conclusions: The patients are at a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis and dyslipidemia at an early age.


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How to Cite

Dias, B., & Maharana, S. (2017). Lipid profile in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(6), 1970–1973.



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