EVALUATION OF LIPID PROFILE IN TYPE 2 IRAQI DIABETIC PATIENTS AND IMPACT OF RELATED VARIABLES

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus had been known to be associated with lipid disorder and cardiovascular complications, the age of the patient; duration of diabetes, body mass index, sex and type of treatment has been variously believed to influence the lipid pattern.The objective is to evaluate the lipid profile and the impact of age, duration of, BMI, sex and type of treatment on lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients.This study was conducted in the national center for treatment and research of diabetes, 515 type 2 diabetic patients were included in the study, the patients were clinically assessed and brief history taken, and the lipid parameters studied were TC, TG, HDL, LDL.It was observed that the age group, disease duration, sex and type of treatment of subjects did not have significant effect on the values of the respective lipid where as there was significant effect of BMI on TG only and uses of lipid lowering agent on TC and LDL only