Endocrinology Research and Practice
Original Article

Clinical Characteristics of Type 2 Diabetics in Şanlıurfa


Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Istanbul, Turkey


Harran University, Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Endocrinol Res Pract 1998; 2: -
Read: 667 Published: 18 March 2022
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical Characteristics of type 2 diabetic patients in Şanlıurfa. The present study was conducted from January 1996 to March 1997 and included 155 newly enrolled type 2 diabetics (111 females (71,6%) and 44 males (28.4%), age 55.4±9.9 (mean±SD years). Diabetes duration of patients was 6.1±5.8 years (range: 0-37 years). 74 patients had first degree and 11 had second degree family history of diabetes. The mean body mass index (BMI) was higher in female diabetics than in male diabetics (31.7±5.5 vs. 28.3±5.7 kg/m2, respectively, p<0.005). Among the diabetic females 59.5% were obese (BMI> 30 kg/m2) and 34.2% were overweight (BMI>=25 and <30 kg/m2) as compared to 27.3% and 45.4% among diabetic males, respectively. No patients had alcohol consumption. 24.5% of the patients were current smokers. At the baseline, the main therapeutic modality in the majority of patients, (56.1%), was the administration of oral antidiabetic, while 10.3% were on a diet regimen and only 5.2% were on insulin therapy. 28.4% of the patients had no therapy. At the end of the study, 72.2% of the patients had oral antidiabetic agents, 15.5% had diet only, 12.3% had insulin therapy. Hypertension (blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg) was determined in 51.6%. These results show the high prevalence of obesity (particularly in females), positive family history and hypertension and low prevalence of insulin therapy in our population.
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