Survey of Fasting Blood Glucose levels in New Medical College Entrants of CMH LMC and IOD
Keywords:Fasting Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Obesity, Medical Students
Background & Objectives: Our objective was to measure the fasting blood sugar level (BSL) in new college entrants of CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry (CMHLMC&IOD), and to compare if fasting BSL is affected by positive family history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM).
Study Design: Observational cross-sectional study.
Place & Duration of Study: This study was carried out in CMHLMC&IOD from January,2018 to August, 2018.
Methods: Non-probability convenient sampling was used to collect data from 67 medical students (MBBS and BDS) after informed consent. The data was enteredand analyzed using SPSS 20.
Results: A total of 67 students were included in the study with mean age of 20.13 + 1.22 years with 44 females and 23 males. The mean fasting BSL was 92.56 10.24 mg/dl. For students with positive family history of DM, mean fasting BSL was 94.10=9.11 and for those with no family history of DM, mean fasting BSL was 90.55 +11.40 mg/dl.
Conclusion: Our study concluded that the mean fasting BSL of students with family history of DM was slightlyhigher as compared to those with no family history of DM but remained statistically insignificant at this sample size.
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