Frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with type ii diabetes mellitus presenting in DHQ Teaching Hospital, Sahiwal.


  • Abbas Humayun DHQ Teaching Hospital, Sahiwal.
  • Khalil Ahmad Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.
  • Rana Aamir Diwan Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.
  • Muhammad Saiful Malook Civil Hospital, Bahawalpur.



Cardiovascular Disorders, Dyslipidemia, Lipid Profile, Type II Diabetes Mellitus


Dyslipidemia is major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in diabetes mellitus (DM). Early detection and treatment of dyslipidemia in type 2 DM can prevent the risk for atherosclerosis. Objectives: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus presenting in DHQ Teaching Hospital, Sahiwal for routine check-up. Study Design: Cross Sectional, Observational, Descriptive study. Setting: Medical Unit 1, DHQ Teaching Hospital, Sahiwal, Pakistan. Period: 05-05-2018 to 05-11-2018. Material & Methods: Total 180 patients fulfilling selection criteria were enrolled in the study. Blood samples were obtained and sent to the Pathology Laboratory of the hospital for assessment of lipid profile. Reports were assessed and if cholesterol>200mg/dl and triglyceride>150mg/dl, then dyslipidemia was labeled. All this information was recorded on pro-formas. Results: In this study dyslipidemia was diagnosed in 81(45%) patients. Frequency of dyslipidemia was higher in age group 51-60 years (44.4%) as well as among female patients (56.8%). Overweight patients and patients with normal BMI had the highest frequency of dyslipidemia. Conclusion: the results of this study showed high frequency of dyslipidemia among type II diabetic patients. Type II diabetes is very much common in our population so there is a need to design screening programs in which blood lipid levels screening should be monitored on regular intervals to rule out dyslipidemia timely and for effective and proper management with statin therapy.

Author Biographies

Abbas Humayun, DHQ Teaching Hospital, Sahiwal.


Medical Officer/PGR Medicine

Khalil Ahmad, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.


Associate Professor Medicine

Rana Aamir Diwan, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.


Associate Professor Community Medicine

Muhammad Saiful Malook, Civil Hospital, Bahawalpur.


Senior Registrar Surgery