Association of BMI with glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

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Kanyakumari D H, Mamata S D, Timmareddy Kataraki

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An increase in body fat is generally associated with increased risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. However, not all overweight or obese patients have metabolic diseases, and vice versa. While these concepts may be well-accepted, and assumed to be readily accessible in the literature, the authors are unaware of any single report presenting comprehensive data regarding the relationship between BMI and metabolic diseases like diabetes. 90 diabetic patients of both sex were taken for study. Three groups with different duration of diabetes were made. Anthropometric measurements were taken and glycemic control was measured in these patients. Proper statistical method was applied. There was a no association btw BMI and glycemic control in diabetic patients, which emphasizes the role of lifestyle modification in these patients.

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 Diabetes mellitus, BMI, Glycemic control.  
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