Correlation of haematological variables with duration of type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from north indian population

Saurabh Agarwal., Soumen Manna and Hanjabam Barun Sharma

Background & objectives: Altered haematological parameters are common and a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We tried to find out correlation of haematological parameter with duration of T2DM.
Methods: A hospital based cross sectional study was conducted in medical college of North India. 200 T2DM patients were included(male 135 and female 65). Complete haemogram, 24hour urinary protein (24UP), creatinine clearance (CrC) and urinary albumin to creatinine (A/C) ratio were estimated.
Results: There was significant positive correlation between duration of T2DM with ESR, ferritin level (except in females), 24 UP and A/C ratio. Duration of T2DM had significant negative correlations with Hb, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PCV (except in males) and CrC.
Interpretation & conclusions: The duration of diabetes mellitus had adverse effect on haematological parameter as well as renal function in type 2 DM patients.

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