Study of Serum Uric acid Level in Diabetic Patients


AbstractObjective: Is to identify the state of uriceamia in type 1 and 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its relation with glucose level, age of patient, and duration of disease. Methods : The study was include 86 diabetic patients (30 had IDDM and 56 had NIDDM) with mean age 50– 15 years, and 49 individual as healthy control with mean age 46 – 12 years, serum uric acid and blood glucose level were measured on fasting state. Results serum uric acid level is higher in diabetic patients as compared to control, mean SD ± (5.5±1.8 mg/dl, 4.9 ± 0.7 mg/dl respectively) , IDDM patient had lower level mean ± SD (4.5 ± 1.6 mg/dl) while NIDDM patient had significantly higher level as compared to control and IDDM patients mean ± SD (6.6 ± 1.8 mg/dl). The study revealed that serum uric acid level had weak positive correlation with age (r=0.2 p < 0.05) of diabetic patients. Conclusion: these results indicate alteration in serum uric acid level in diabetic patients and the state of uriceamia depend on type of diabetes and glycemic state. Key words: serum uric acid, Diabetes mellitus