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Nirmalya Roy, Ankan Pathak, Esha Gupta, Kingshuk Bhattacharjee, Ashis Saha
Keywords : Diabetes, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Jadavpur, Women
Citation Information : Roy N, Pathak A, Gupta E, Bhattacharjee K, Saha A. Study to Evaluate the Conditions Leading to Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women in a Medical College in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Bengal Physician Journal 2018; 5 (3):29-31.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2018
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Diabetes is one of the most important public health problems. There is paucity of Indian data as to which conditions leads to diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The present study endeavors to throw some light on the problem. A cross-sectional and retrospective study including 321 subjects, performed at a tertiary care hospital in eastern India A total of 321 female patients diagnosed with diabetes over a period of 24 months were included. Mean age at diagnosis being 45.54 ± 10.8 years, respectively. Out of these, only 23.05% presented with osmotic and other symptoms (foot ulcer, weight loss, etc.) suggestive of diabetes. A substantial 43.52% of total patients were diagnosed during general healthcare check-up [35.2% in outpatient department (OPD) and 8.32% during perioperative evaluation]. Remaining patients diagnosed with diabetes included 8.28% patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome, 13.4% with infections of different types and 11.75% with other non-related diseases. Among diagnosed diabetics, 50.47% had HTN and 41.12% had IHD.
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