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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 121-125

Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Anemia in a Bangladeshi Population- A Case Control Study

Debashish Paul1,2, Sudip Paul2, Mohammad Asaduzzaman3, Farha Matin Juliana2, Md Sabir Hossain2

1Department of Laboratory, US-Bangla Medical College Hospital, Narayangonj, Bangladesh
2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Department of Biochemistry, Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author: Debashish Paul


Introduction: Anemia is a common finding in diabetes. Number of factors contributes to an increased prevalence of anemia in diabetes. To determine the prevalence of anemia in the patients with diabetes mellitus.
Methods: The present study was conducted at the US Bangla Hospital, Narayangong, Bangladesh. The subjects for the study included adult patients with age more than 30 years and having type 2diabetes mellitus, attending the outdoor patient department (OPD) or admitted in ward as indoor patient department (IPD) of this Hospital. Blood specimens were collected and processed for determination of blood glucose, serum creatinine, and hemoglobin, HbA1C.
Results: Anemia was present in 18% patients of diabetes. The prevalence of anemia was almost similar between women (18.60%) and men (17.54%). 74% of anaemic patients had a serum creatinine <1.20 mg/dl and 72% of anaemic patients had a calculated creatinine clearance of >60 ml/min.
Conclusion: Every fifth individual in a population of diabetes mellitus could be anemic. Identifying and treating anemia would make a great impact in managing various complications of diabetes mellitus.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus, Anemia, Hemoglobin.

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