DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Hepatitis C, Insulin Resistance, Steatosis
Objectives: To determine the association of diabetes mellitus in chronic hepatitis
C patients. Study Design: Descriptive Cross sectional study. Period: June 2016 to October
2017. Setting: Department of Medicine PMCH Nawabshah. Material and Methods: Total 107
patients were selected for this study. Informed consent was taken from all the patients, study
was done using questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done by SPSS 15 version. Results:
107 patients were enrolled for this study 56 were males 51 were females. Age ranged 48 to 74
years, mean age was 52.65+_6.5. Patients selected after blood glucose level anti HCV positive
and PCR positive. Diabetic Foot was present in 33 patients, renal failure noted in 2 patients.
Conclusion: HCV infection is major problem in our country, incidence of diabetes in chronic
hepatitis C patients increases the mortality. We can treat patients early with anti viral drugs
for HCV infection and antidiabetic drugs for Diabetes Mellitus, with counseling morbidity and
mortality can be reduced.