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    Key Points
    • Conclusion/Relevance: “The incidence of occurrence of dyslipidemia is very high in type 2 diabetic patients. Hyperlipidemia is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, provoking them to develop atherosclerosis and macrovascular complications. Hence, type 2 diabetic patients should undergo the routine monitoring of blood sugar and lipid profile so that any abnormalities can be identified and preventive measures and interventions can be initiated at the earliest.”
    • In the current observational study, Indian researchers assessed serum lipid profiles in 50 patients with type 2 diabetes. The average fasting blood sugar level was 189.51 mg/dl, with a mean duration of diabetes of 12.82 years. The average HbA1c level was 8.12, and hypercholesterolemia was observed in 46% of patients. In 56% of patients, higher LDL levels were seen, and in 54% of patients, higher triglyceride levels were observed, with decreased HDL cholesterol noted in 76% of patients.
    • The authors cited various other studies involving South Asian populations that jibe with their findings, including a study done in four selected regions of India demonstrating that 29.5% of participants had hypertriglyceridemia, with the highest prevalence in Chandigarh. Common risk factors included obesity, diabetes, and dysglycemia.
    • “Globally diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of death and disability,” the authors wrote. “Lipid abnormalities are frequently found in patients with T2DM, which increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Caring for patients with type 2 diabetes is generally viewed as a challenge.”