Journal of Diabetic Complications & Medicine

ISSN: 2475-3211

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Serum Selenium Concentration and Subsequent Risk of Diabetes Miletus in Pakistan


Amna Alam, Asad Ali, Arif Lodhi, Sadia Alam, Naseem Rauf, Muhammad Ateeq and Peter Langer

Background: The purpose of the study was to explore a relationship between serum Selenium level and diabetes.
Methods: Analysis of 100 blood samples were carried out, collected from Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, Pakistan. All the subjects selected were local inhabitants of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and their serum selenium levels were measured by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometer.
Results: Analysis of the mean serum selenium level in the male and female patients of both type I and II were 169 ± 91 μg/L and 199.25 ± 120 μg/L respectively while mean serum selenium level among males and females of healthy subjects was 245.59 ± 131 μg/L and 239.92 ± 138.
Conclusion: Serum Selenium level and Diabetes has an inverse relation.


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