• Sahibzada Saeed Jan
  • Taj Muhammad Khan
  • Rashid Ahmad
  • Safeer Zaman
  • Aziz Ahmad


Background: The incidence of diabetes is growing at dramatic rates around the word and itscomplications are associated with significant health and financial burdens, warranting strong andcomprehensive prevention efforts. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the pattern ofdyslipidemia in the adult diabetic patients in Saidu Teaching Hospital, Saidu Sharif, Swat.Methods: The study comprised of 100 subjects, 50 subjects with diabetes and 50 (non-diabetic)controls. The serum Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High-density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol (HDL-C)and Low-density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol (LDL-C), blood sugar (random and fasting), bloodpressure (systolic and diastolic) of Diabetic subjects were compared with Control subjects.Results: Diabetic subjects had high mean value of Triglycerides and LDL-C (but statistically nonsignificant), low level of HDL-C (statistically highly significant) and high blood pressure ascompared to Control subjects. Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is a potent predictor of cardiovascularmorbidity and mortality in diabetic patients.Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Dyslipidemia, Blood pressure


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