International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Clinical Chemistry | Nigeria | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018


Diabetic Nephropathy and Albuminuria in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Enugu State Nigeria

Edwin N. Okafor | Ekene E. Chukwukelu | Martin C. Ugonabo


Abstract: Diabetic nephropathy DN is a public health concern and reason for a significant reduction in the life expectancy of diabetic patient. There is dearth of information on the common risk factors of DN in type 2 diabetes in Enugu. Hence this study was carried out to emphasize on the need of regular screening of albuminuria and other biochemical parameters in type 2 diabetic patient. The study was conducted to know the prevalence of albuminuria, the most prevalent component of DN and the relationship of FBS with other biochemical markers. The work was carried out from February to August 2016 among sixty seven diabetic patient aged 40-75years. DN was defined by macro albuminuria. The most frequent component of diabetic nephropathy among the subject were albuminuria (61.2 %), high cholesterol (59.7 %), creatinine (59.7 %) Urea (59.7 %) and high blood pressure (56.7 %). The prevalence of DN in type 2 diabetic patient was 61.2 % while the mean level of biochemical parametes of the DN showed significant (P


Keywords: Diabetic Nephropathy, Albuminuria and Biochemical profile


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,


Pages: 17 - 22


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