Anthropomentric studies in diabetes in the tropics

Indira, P and Sherry, J and Mohan, V and Ramachandran, A and Viswanathan, M (1991) Anthropomentric studies in diabetes in the tropics. Acta Diabetologica Latina, 28 . pp. 55-60.



Anthropometric studies were carried out in three groups of diabetics seen in southern India, namely fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes (FCPD) (n = 49) (a subtype of malnutrition related diabetes), insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) (n = 55) and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) (n = 104). Both FCPD and IDDM had significantly lower body mass index, skinfold thickness (triceps, biceps, subscapular and suprailiac), mid-arm circumference and fat mass compared to controls and NIDDM patients, (p less than 0.001 for all parameters). FCPD and IDDM males did not show any significant differences in any of the anthropometric parameters studied. Among the females, FCPD had lower triceps skinfold measurements (p = 0.007) and mid-arm circumferences (p less than 0.05) compared to IDDM patients. Patients with NIDDM did not show any significant difference compared to the control group. This study shows that both FCPD and IDDM patients have lower body mass and fat mass compared to NIDDM patients and control subjects.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Anthropomentric;diabetes
Subjects:Genetics and Diabetes
Divisions:Neonatal Diabetes
Department of Diabetology
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