Diabetic Dyslipidemia

Dr. Ayush PandeyMBBS,PG Diploma

December 01, 2018

December 20, 2022

Diabetic Dyslipidemia
Diabetic Dyslipidemia

What is Diabetic Dyslipidemia?

Dyslipidemia 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 dyslipidemia i.e., altered lipid levels.

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What are its main signs and symptoms?

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

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

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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 of dyslipidemia as diabetes interferes with 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 dyslipidemia in persons with diabetes.

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

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How is it diagnosed and treated?

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

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 lifestyle changes but also insist on frequent and regular check-ups.

To reduce the risk of dyslipidemia, 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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