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Correction published on 22 January 2017, see Med. Sci. 2017, 5(1), 4.

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Med. Sci. 2016, 4(2), 7;

Evaluation of Electrolytes Imbalance and Dyslipidemia in Diabetic Patients

Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Hail, PO Box 2440 Hail, Saudi Arabia
Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, Biochemistry division, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt
College of Applied Medical Science, Clinical laboratory Department, Hail University PO Box 2440 Hail, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editor: Yu-Jia Chang
Received: 10 February 2016 / Revised: 7 March 2016 / Accepted: 23 March 2016 / Published: 1 April 2016
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Electrolytes and Lipids have always played significant roles, and changes in their concentrations gives good indications of disease progression in a number of non-communicable diseases. Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder in the community. Diabetics may suffer from electrolyte disorders due to complications of diabetes mellitus and the medication they receive. Serum glucose, electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl and Ca++), and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, and HDL-c) were determined in 100 diabetics and in non-diabetic subjects. All the diabetic patients had a significant (p < 0.001) increase in glucose, total cholesterol, triglyceride, chloride and calcium levels. There was significant (p < 0.001) decrease in the serum levels of Na+ and K+ in all diabetics. It was concluded that differences in lipids and electrolytes found in diabetics may have great potential as a diagnostic tool in clinical practice and have a significant effect upon the risk of contracting many diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrolytes; diabetic; Na+; K+; Ca++; lipid electrolytes; diabetic; Na+; K+; Ca++; lipid
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Hasona, N.A.; Elasbali, A. Evaluation of Electrolytes Imbalance and Dyslipidemia in Diabetic Patients. Med. Sci. 2016, 4, 7.

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