EVALUATION OF LIPID PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH DIABETES BASED ON SEX AND AGE GROUPS ATTENDING ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL ABA, NIGERIA
C. O. Ahiara, I. F. Onyeakplam, D. C. Nwosu, H. U. Nwanjo, C. O. Chima, G. C. Anyanwu, F. C. Emengaha, O. C. Okamgba, J. O. Kabiri, I. O. Onuh, I. C. Amobi, A. U. Obi and Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu*
The evaluation of lipid profile in diabetic patients attending Abia State Teaching Hospital Aba, was carried out. Venous blood samples were collected from 150 participants who gave consent. This comprises 100 diabetic patients as test and 50 healthy subjects as control. Cholesterol, Triglyceride, High density lipoprotein and Low-density lipoprotein were determined using semi-auto analyzer (Rato 9200). Data from this study were analyzed using statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). The serum Cholesterol, Triglyceride and High-density lipoprotein were not statistically higher (p=0.772, p=0.228 and p=0.643 respectively) in male diabetic patients compared with female diabetic patients. The serum Low density lipoprotein was not statistically lower(p=0.378) in male diabetic patients compared with female diabetic patients. Athrogenic index was not statistically higher(p=0.354) in male diabetic patients compared with female diabetic patients. From the findings, management of conditions related to cardiovascular disease, artherosclerotic disease, anemia and stress in diabetics may benefit patients if lipid profile, and some hematological parameters are included as part of their routine laboratory investigations.
Keywords: Lipid Profile, Diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, artherosclerotic disease, Sex, Age.
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