• Gull Rukh
  • Nasir Ali
  • Naeema Afzal
  • Taher Salim Khan
  • S. Shahjahan


Background: The present study was carried out to determine the lipoprotein patterns as anatherogenic factor in T2DM (Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) patients and their FDRS (First DegreeRelatives). In various previous studies it has been reported that hyperinsulinemia andhyperlipidemia frequently coexist in T2DM patients which indicate that the diabetic state it self isassociated with atherogenic lipid disorders. Method: The present study included 26 Type 2DM(T2DM) patients and 21 apparently healthy First Degree Relative (FDRs) of T2DM patients.Twenty three age matched control not related to diabetics were also included in the study. Results:The BMI in male patients and FDRs were significantly higher as compared to controls but nosignificant difference was seen among the BMI of female FDRs. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG)levels of T2DM patients were significantly higher but no significant difference was observedamong the FDRs and controls. FPG did not show any significant correlation with the BMI indiabetic patients, FDRs and controls. The lipid profile of patients showed no significantdifference, except the mean LDL-Chol of female patients was significantly higher as compared tofemale controls. HDL-Chol of males FDRs was significantly lower as compared to male controls.LDL-Chol of female FDRs was significantly lower than the female controls. No significantdifference was observed in the total cholesterol and the triglycerides level of the patients of T2DMand FDRs but those cases in which pre-beta band appear upon lipoprotein electrophoresis hadsignificantly higher triglyceride levels as compared to those patients in which pre-beta band didnot appear. Conclusion: Lipoproteins of the T2DM patients and FDRs group were found to behighly disturbed as compared to the control group and they show a trend of developingatherogenic states in future.Key Words: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), First Degree Relatives (FDRs), Body Mass Index(BMI), Lipoproteins, Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG), Coronary Artery Disease


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