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Nirmalya Roy, Ankan Pathak, Kingshuk Bhattacharjee, Ashis Saha
Keywords : Diabetes, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Jadavpur, Women
Citation Information : Roy N, Pathak A, 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: 01-06-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
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.