MEAN SERUM FERRITIN LEVELS IN TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN PAKISTANI POPULATION

  • Kamran Ali 66 Medical Battalion/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Qasim Raza Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Tarique Ahmed Maka Combined Military Hospital Risalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: HbA1c, Serum ferritin, Type-2 diabetes mellitus

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the mean serum ferritin in type-2 diabetic patients.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar, from Sep 2014 to Feb 2015.

Methodology: A total of one hundred patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus fulfilling inclusion criteria were selected. Blood sample was collected from all patients by the clean-catch technique after they received standardized verbal instructions. Blood samples were seen by classified pathologist in the laboratory.

Results: Mean age of patients was 55.51 ± 5.40 years with 60% male gender predominating the overall sample of diabetics. Mean serum ferritin was 219 ± 70.67 ng/ml and mean HbA1c was 7.24 ± 0.61%. Stratification with regard to age and gender was also carried out.

Conclusion: Serum ferritin levels were observed raised in type-2 diabetics, suggestive of possible role in the pathogenesis of type-2 diabetes mellitus. We recommend further research work over its pathogenesis so that the guidelines for its control may be formulated.

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Published
2021-01-26
How to Cite
Ali, K., Raza, Q., & Maka, T. (2021). MEAN SERUM FERRITIN LEVELS IN TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN PAKISTANI POPULATION. PAFMJ, 71(Suppl-1), S15-18. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-1.6194
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