Relationship of abo and rh blood groups with diabetes mellitus

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Manju Dewan and Rajnish Sharma

A person's genetic disposition and unhealthy lifetsyle habits are some of the common factors that increase the risk of diabetes. Blood groups differ in their susceptibility for certain diseases. In the present study, ABO and Rh blood groups are tested to get more information about these in relation to diabetes. It is observed that there is preponderance of blood group B (35.5%) followed by group O (33.1%), A (22.5%) and AB (8.9%) in the total population. In borderline subjects, blood group O (35.7%) is more prevalent followed by B (32.8%), A (24.5%) and AB (7.05%). In diabetic subjects O blood group is more prevalent than the B, A and AB blood groups. In the total population, frequency of gene ‘r’ (0.58) is more than the frequency of q (0.25) and p (0.17). Same series of frequencies has been found in other categories i.e. normal, borderline, newly detected, known and total diabetic subjects. Frequency of D gene is more than the d gene in total population and in all other categories i.e. normal, borderline, newly detected, known and hypoglycemic subjects.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8191.1307