Diabetic Dyslipidemia

Dr. Ayush PandeyMBBS,PG Diploma

December 01, 2018

March 06, 2020

Diabetic Dyslipidemia
Diabetic Dyslipidemia

What is Diabetic Dyslipidaemia?

Dyslipidaemia is a disorder involving lipoprotein metabolism. This disorder could result in lipoprotein overproduction or its deficiency leading to excess or low blood cholesterol levels. Patients with diabetes are at a considerably higher risk of dyslipidaemia i.e., altered lipid levels.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

When dyslipidaemia is mild, it may not produce any symptoms at all. However, a severe case of diabetic dyslipidaemia can produce symptoms, such as

In individuals with diabetic dyslipidaemia, there is also a higher risk of developing complications from dyslipidaemia like heart disease and stroke.

What are its main causes?

Individuals with type 2 diabetes are at a significantly high risk of developing dyslipidemia.

Diabetes is a medical condition in itself and is a secondary cause to dyslipidaemia as diabetes interferes with the normal lipid levels and causes them to increase. A defect in the action of the hormone insulin and high blood glucose levels are the main causes of dyslipidaemia in persons with diabetes.

 Medical conditions, such as obesity and vascular diseases, may cause dyslipidaemia. Additional reasons for dyslipidaemia include

  • Liver disease
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • High-calorie diet (unhealthy diet)
  • Substance abuse

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Blood test and urine test will be done by the doctor to diagnose dyslipidaemia.

In individuals with diabetes, it is extremely essential to manage the blood sugar levels to prevent serious complications, such as cardiovascular diseases. Hence, the doctor will not only recommend diet and lifestyles changes but also insist on frequent and regular check-ups.

To reduce the risk of dyslipidaemia, medications called statins and fibrinogens may be prescribed as well.


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Medicines for Diabetic Dyslipidemia

Medicines listed below are available for Diabetic Dyslipidemia. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

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