• Sulekha Sinha Department of Biochemistry, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal, India
  • Poornima A Manjrekar Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka, India
  • Anupama Hegde Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka, India.
  • Rukmini Ms 2Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka, India.


Objective:  The postprandial metabolic derangements are accentuated in type-2 diabetes and are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease since they induce oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. Aim of the study was to analyse meal induced oxidative stress levels in controlled and poorly controlled diabetes.

Methods: Total 60 type 2 diabetic patients on oral hypoglycemics of duration 5-15 years were divided into two groups based on HbA1c values (£7.5% for controlled /Group-1 and ³7.6% for poorly controlled/ Group-2). They were assayed for serum/plasma glucose, thiobarbituric acid reacting substances (TBARS) and oxidised LDL (ox-LDL) parameters both in fasting and 2 hrs post meal in both the groups. Statistical analysis was done using independent t test between the groups and paired t test within each group.

Results: The Postprandial TBARS was found significantly higher in both the groups, whereas no significant difference between the two groups. The ox-LDL levels were found similar at two points of time in both the groups.

Conclusion: An exaggerated postprandial oxidative stress levels are associated with diabetes and its complications including endothelial dysfunction.



Keywords: TBARS, ox-LDL, HbA1c, Diabetes

Author Biography

Sulekha Sinha, Department of Biochemistry, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal, India


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Sinha, S., P. A. Manjrekar, A. Hegde, and R. Ms. “MEAL INDUCED OXIDATIVE STRESS LEVELS IN CONTROLLED AND POORLY CONTROLLED DIABETES”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 6, June 2017, pp. 105-7, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.17814.
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