Prevalence of hyperuricemia in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients
Keywords:Diabetes mellitus, Hyperuricemia, Serum, Uric acid
Background: The relationship between hyperuricemia and diabetes mellitus is proved to be associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but it is unclear whether hyperuricemia is actually related to diabetes.
Methods: A 50 patients with newly diagnosed diabetes according to ADA guidelines were selected. Uric acid level and HbA1C levels were measured. Results were calculated with the reference range of uric acid >7.0 mg/dl.
Results: The mean serum uric acid level was higher in 72% of the newly diagnosed diabetic patients (36/50).
Conclusions: Hyperuricemia seems to be associated with newly diagnosed diabetics. It can be used as a biomarker of deterioration of glucose metabolism.
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