Relationship between carotid atheroma thickness and albuminuria in diabetic patients

  • Methaq A. M. Hussein Assistant professor, department of medicine, college of medicine / Thi-Qar University
  • Basim Audib Motar Assistant professor, department of medicine, college of medicine / Thi-Qar University
  • Oras Majeed Radiologist, Thi-Qar health Office


  Our aim in this study to assess the efficacy of albuminuria in type 2 diabetes mellitus to be as predictor and independent marker of atherosclerosis by measurement of carotid intimal-medial thickness (CIMT)  by high frequency ultrasonography. One hundred twenty participants in this study, 45 as a control healthy person and the others 75 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were included in this study. We divided into three groups: group 1 which is the control group, and group 2 those patients who are the diabetic without albuminuria, and group 3 are the diabetic patients with albuminuria. The intimal-medial thickness (IMT) was measured by high frequency ultrasonography. Other laboratory investigations were measured like HbA1c, fasting blood sugar, lipid profile. The intimal-medial thickness (IMT) was found higher in group 3 than group 1 and group 2 (P value < 0.05). In conclusion, there is a significant association between micro- albuminuria and IMT as a marker of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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