Serum Copper and Zinc levels in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Kassala State
International Journal of Current Research in Medical Sciences
Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease char-acterised by hyperglycemia due to defective insulin secretion or action. Levels of trace elements like Copper and Zinc have been found to be altered in this disorder. Theses might have some role in progression of this disease. Purpose of the study was to estimate serum zinc and copper levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with and without micro-vascular complication and to compare with that of healthy individuals. And also, to identify the
... to identify the inter-relationship among these. Material and methods: A cross sectional study was carried in at Kassala teaching hospital during the period from March to October 2017, diabetic type 2 patients (30) and control (20), selected cases of confirmed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, and healthy controls were included in this study. Serum copper and zinc levels were estimated in the serum of these patients and healthy control by using by atomic absorption. Results: Serum Zn levels were lower for T2DM cases with (P-value = 0.007). While serum Copper was highest among cases of T2DM (P-value = 0.012). When compared to control groups Conclusion: Altered levels of trace elements Zn and Cu are found to be an important predisposing factors for diabetic patients for developing complications.