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Sohrab Khan
Muhammad Ubaid
Zahid Wazir
Sheema Khan
Intikhab Alam Khan


OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of Obesity in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in patients visiting the Outpatient department of Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

MATERIALS AND METHODS. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Medicine Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar after approval from the hospital’s ethical committee.  All type 2 diabetes mellitus patients fulfilling inclusion criteria, presented to medical OPD and ward were interviewed in detail. Relevant information like age, gender, height weight, etc. recorded using proforma. BMI was calculated using height and weight. Patients with RBS of more than 200 mg/dl and symptomatic were labeled as having diabetes (American diabetes association). Patients with a BMI of more than 25kg/m2 were labeled as having obesity (Asian Pacific criteria). Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 and presented in tables.

RESULTS. The mean and standard deviation (SDs) for age were recorded as 56­­±9 years. Mean and SDs for height were recorded as 1.5± 0.8 meters. Mean and SDs for weight were recorded as 65±12 kilogram. Mean and SDs for random blood sugar were recorded as 238±77 mg/dl. Mean and SDs for BMI were recorded as 26±5. One hundred and eighty-nine (49.2%) patients were female and 195(50.8%) were male. Two hundred and seven (53.9%) patients were recorded as obese and 177(46.1%) were recorded as non-obese.

CONCLUSION. In our study, we found that the majority of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients were obese. Thus, by adopting a healthy lifestyle we can reduce and delay the onset and morbidity associated with diabetes mellitus.

KEYWORDS Diabetes mellitus (DM), Body mass index (BMI), Random blood sugar (RBS), Glycated hemoglobin (HBA1C).

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Khan, S., Ubaid, M., Wazir, Z., Khan, S., & Khan, I. A. (2024). FREQUENCY OF OBESITY IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. Journal of Medical Sciences, 32(2), 126–130.

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