Lipid Profile Among Diabetics in Al-Ramadi City, Iraq
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2007, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 109-112
Hyperlipidemia is a strong predictor risk of cardiovascular events. There are insufficient data on the lipid profile in diabetics in Iraq. This study was carried out to determine the lipid profile among diabetics in Al-Anbar governorate.
A total of 136 diabetics (116 were with type 2 diabetes and 20 were with type 1 diabetes) attending Al- Ramadi general hospital, Al-Anbar, were included in the study. Total cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) were estimated.
Elevated total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and TG were detected among patients with type1 and type2 diabetes. Only level of TG was associated with the duration of type2 diabetes, while levels of LDL, VLDL and HDL were significantly associated with duration of type 1 diabetes.
Lipid and diabetes awareness program for Iraqi population should be applied in an attempt to improve the overall health status of Iraqi population.
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