Complete blood count and cardiovascular risk markers in type 2 diabetes mellitus – findings from a cross-sectional study in south India
Background and Aim: Poorly controlled diabetes leads to various micro and macro vascular complications. Hematological indices can be an independent predictor of cardio vascular diseases risk ratios and associated with a high white blood cell count are comparable to other inflammatory markers. The main aim of the current work was to evaluate the correlation between cardiovascular risk markers with the complete blood count among type2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Material and Methods: Study population included 105 subjects with T2DM. Age group of the study participants was 40–60 years. Complete blood count and markers such as HsCRP, lipid profile, and Hepatic Enzymes were estimated. Data analysis was performed with SPSS 17. Differences among groups were calculated using t test and/or Mann-Whitney Test for parametric and nonparametric variables, respectively. Chi square test was used. The correlation analysis was performed by Pearson correlation/Kendall’s tau method for parametric and nonparametric variables respectively. Results and Conclusion: On analysis, hematological parameter shows significance with various cardio vascular risk markers and can be used as biomarker to assess the severity of cardio vascular diseases.