Evaluate the Plasma Iron Levels on Iraqi Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy


Diabetes is linked with a change of homeostasis for the plasma iron in human, that have the ability to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by this disease and its microangiopathy complication especially diabetic nephropathy (DN). In addition, iron indicators are associated with obesity and insulin sensitivity as contribute to the development and improvement of oxidative damage. The objective of the study was to measure and evaluate the level of iron in the plasma in diabetic patients with and without DN, and in normal individuals, The current study was conducted on sixty T2D patients diagnosed beforehand, these patients were categorized into two equal groups according to their albumin to Creatinine ratio (ACR), including patient with nephropathy (UAC=30-300 mg/g Creatinine), (I) and patients without nephropathy (UAC<30mg/g Creatinine), (II). Twenty four healthy persons were chosen as a control group. Each group included the same numbers of male and female. The age of patients ranged from (36-65) year . The results showed that the plasma level of iron showed a high significant increasing in patients without DN group (177.10±76.36 μg/dl) compared to patients with DN and healthy control groups (126.77±61.16 vs 116.79±26.16 μg/dl, respectively).