Volume : 5
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-6377
Print ISSN : 2394-6369
Article First Page : 78
Article End Page : 84
Introduction: The Diabetes mellitus was characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The two broad categories of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is the most common form of diabetes. The role of elevated high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as a risk marker for cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease is well established through consistent results from a number of prospective studies. More recent data suggest that hs-CRP is superior to other markers of inflammation for risk evaluation.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted over a period of one year on outpatients attending the General Medicine Department at Narayana General Hospital, Nellore. The study was undertaken on 50 type 2 Diabetes mellitus and 50 normal healthy controls. Both male and females in the age group of 35 – 70 years were included.
Results: Fasting blood glucose, post prandial blood glucose, and hs-CRP levels was measured in 50 T2DM cases and 50 age matched healthy controls. The mean and standard deviation were calculated for all the Biochemical parameters. The significance between the groups were determined using Student t- test for Equality of means. The p-value of < 0.05 was considered significant.
Conclusion: This study concludes that there is increase in hs-CRP levels in T2DM cases compared with controls. hs-CRP is an inflammatory marker and has role in atherosclerosis. From this study it is observed that there is moderate correlation between hs-CRP levels and it increases the risk of atherosclerosis.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, hs-CRP, Hyperglycemia, Inflammation.