Glycemic abnormalities in transfusion dependent thalassemia patients.

  • Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.
  • Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital Rahim Yar Khan.
  • Muhammad Abdul Rehman Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.
  • Mazhar Hussain Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.
  • Muhammad Ali Malik Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.
  • Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Glycemic Abnormalities, Impaired Fasting Glucose, Thalassemia

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of diabetic abnormalities i.e. Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Fasting Glucose in Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia patients. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Center for Thalassemia Care and Patho-Care Laboratory Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. Period: 6 Months from July 2018 to December 2018. Material & Methods: Convenient sampling technique was used. Patients of Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia bearing age more than 10 years were studied. Fasting Plasma Glucose was determined by taking Fasting Blood samples of 151 patients of Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia. A questionnaire was designed and all data collected was recorded. SPSS version 20 used to analyze the data. Results: 151 patients were included in the study; 39.1% females and 60.9 % males. Overall 2.0 % patients were found to have Diabetes Mellitus while 4.6% had Impaired Fasting Glucose. Conclusions: The results of this study indicated that frequency of Impaired Fasting Glucose is higher as compared to Diabetes Mellitus in Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia patients.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.

MBBS, M.Phil

Associate Professor Pathology

Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital Rahim Yar Khan.

MBBS, M.Phil

Professor Pathology

 

Muhammad Abdul Rehman, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.

MBBS, M.Phil, Ph.D

Professor Pathology

Mazhar Hussain, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.

MBBS, M.Phil

Associate Professor Pharmacology

Muhammad Ali Malik, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.

BSc (MLT), MSc, M.Phil

Senior Medical Technologist Pathology

 

Ghulam Mustafa, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan.

MBBS, M.Phil

Associate Professor Community Medicine

Published
2020-10-10