Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Fasting and Postprandial lipid


A study on fasting and postprandial lipid profile in patients in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Dr. Nishchit KN, Dr. Akshatha K, Dr. Darshan M

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 214-219

The triglyceride levels in serum generally remain elevated for about 3 to 6 hours after a meal. This
postprandial hypertriglyceridemia (more than 2.72 mmol/l or 201 mg/dl) is exacerbated by the next
routine meal and thus the lipemic milieu persists throughout the day. Therefore, measuring and
documenting postprandial dyslipidemia in diabetic patients is vital in addition to measuring the fasting
lipid levels. Blood samples were drawn before and 4 hours after the standardized test meal. The
HbA1c, fasting and postprandial lipid profile levels and glucose levels were estimated. Fasting and
postprandial triglycerides, total Cholesterol, HDL, VLDL were measured by standard laboratory
technique. The mean serum HDL cholesterol in the NN group was 40.57 ± 5.23.The mean serum HDL
cholesterol in the NH group was 35.43 ± 6.33.The mean serum HDL cholesterol in the HH group was
32.87 ± 6.30. The mean serum fasting triglyceride in the NN group was 107.29 ± 20.69.The mean
serum fasting triglyceride in the NH group was 132.57 ± 7.52.The mean serum fasting triglyceride in
the HH group was 230.13 ± 48.96.