The correlation of the duration of Diabetes with Anthropometric Indices in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus 257-259
Dr. Archna Dambal, Assistant Professor, Dept of General Medicine,
Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka,
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Background: With the increasing incidence of type-2 diabetes mellitus, there is an ever increasing need to correlate this disease with many parameters in order to ease the diagnosis and, to predict the risk factors and the hazards which are associated with it.
Aim: To correlate the duration of diabetes with the waist-hip ratio (WHR) and thigh circumference .
Settings and design: This is was a comparative study which was conducted on 30 subjects
Material and Methods: Twenty two males and eight females who were, already diagnosed as to be having type-2 diabetes mellitus, were considered for the study. The history regarding the duration of diabetes mellitus with its duration was noted down. The anthropometric measurements (height, weight, waist circumference, hip circumference and, thigh circumference) were made by using standard procedures. The Body Mass Index (BMI) and the Waist Hip Ratio were also calculated.
Statistical analysis: The statistical analysis was made done by Pearson’s correlation, by using the SPSS software (version15.0).
Results: There was a positive correlation between the duration of diabetes and the waist hip ratio and a negative correlation between the duration of diabetes and the thigh circumference. Conclusion: As the duration of diabetes mellitus increases, the anthropometric parameters also increase, and so does the incidence of cardiovascular risk, thus signaling suggesting that a check to must be kept on the much easily measurable anthropometric parameters, which could warn about the future risks.