Association Between Waist Circumference and Serum Triacylglcerol Status in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): A Study Performed on a Rural Population in Puducherry 631-634
Dr. Prabal Joshi,
Staff Quarters, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College
and Research Institute,
Introduction: India is on the verge of being the diabetic capital of the world, owing to the increasing prevalence of diabetes in India. The aim of this study was to find the association between anthropometry and dyslipidaemia, with a particular reference to the triacylglycerol levels, besides suggesting a better anthropometric variable.
Method: A group of eighty diabetic patients took part in the study. The Waist Circumference (WC), the waist to hip ratio, the serum triacylglycerol (TAG) levels and the glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels were measured and studied.
Results: We found out that there was a significant association between the WC and the TAG levels (p-value = 0.030), between high TAG levels and high HbA1c values (p-value = 0.038) with greater accuracy, in favour of the waist circumference.
Conclusion: This depicted the fact that a simple measuring tape which is used in measuring the WC, could prove to be a useful and a cost-effective diagnostic approach for monitoring the metabolic complications of type 2 DM.