EFFECT OF GOOD GLYCEMIC CONTROL ON LIPID PROFILE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS IN AL HUSSEIN TEACHING HOSPITAL
AbstractBackground: diabetes markedly increases the incidence of macrovascular complications. For example, the observed 2- to 3-fold greater risk of myocardial infarction with diabetes rises to 8-fold in the presence of hypertension and to nearly 20-fold if both hypertension and dyslipidemia are present; smoking increases these risks even further. As a result, the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus should quickly prompt both an exhaustive search for coexisting cardiovascular risk factors and the initiation of aggressive preventive measures. Objective: The present study was conducted to evaluate the initial benefit of good glycemic control in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus related dyslipidemia . Patients and methods: Fasting blood sugar, random blood sugar and lipid profile among 150 patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus who were regularly attending diabetes and internal medicine clinic in An Nasiriyah General hospital were measured and observed for the period of the study . Results: We found that the level of serum cholesterol especially LDL was significantly low in those with good glycemic control in comparison with those with poorly controlled DM . This reduction in serum cholesterol and LDL would be expected to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and ischemic heart diseases.
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