• Abid Ullah Khan Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Rehana Yasmeen Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Waqar Ahmed Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Muhammad Iqbal Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Khurshid Muhammad Uttra Military Hospital Rawalpindi
Keywords: Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus,, dyslipidemia


Objective: To determine the frequency of dyslipdemias in patients of type -2 diabetes mellitus.
Design: Descriptive study.
Place and duration of study: Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi from January to July 2010
Methods: A total of 150 patients of DM fulfilling the required criteria were selected and subjected to fasting blood glucose, fasting lipid profile including total cholesterol, HDL- cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol and Triglyceride (TG) levels. The data obtained was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 10.
Results: Out of 150 patients 38% were female and 62% were male. The mean age of the patients was 57.63 years (SD± 8.09). Minimum age was 36 years and maximum age was 77 years. Out of the 150 patients dyslipidemia was present in 120(80%) patients. Hypertriglyceridemia was present in 120(80%) patients, raised LDL-cholesterol in 94 (62.7%) patients, decreased HDL-cholesterol in 88 (58.7%) patients, and raised levels of total cholesterol in 60 (40%) patients.
Conclusion: Diabetic patients have a high frequency of dyslipidemias especially raised Triglycerides, therefore lipid profile is to be checked routinely and its management be given equal importance in addition to glycemic control.


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Khan, A., Yasmeen, R., Ahmed, W., Iqbal, M., & Uttra, K. (2011). FREQUENCY OF DYSLIPIDEMIA IN TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 61(4), 639-42. Retrieved from
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