PREFERRED SAMPLE FOR THYROID PROFILE IN DIABETIC PATIENTSAbstract
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are the two primary pathological conditions that involve the thyroid gland. Diabetic patients have a higher prevalence of thyroid disorders compared with the normal population. Accurate measurement of thyroid hormone concentrations is the key for proper diagnosis of thyroid gland dysfunction. This article is mainly focused on the effect of food on serum levels of Thyroid profile (TSH, FT3 and FT4) and preference of blood sample for Thyroid Profile in diabetic patients. An observational cross sectional study was done on 120 Diabetic patients attending OPD of our hospital for regular health checkup. Thyroid profile was done on the fasting and postprandial samples. The values of TSH, FT3 and FT4 in postprandial samples were decreased as compared to fasting samples which were significant statistically with p- value less than 0.05 in all the parameters. Hence from our study, it can be stated that Thyroid profile in fasting state would be more beneficial for proper diagnosis of thyroid disorders.
D. Abhijith*, K. Pratibha, S. Baliarsingh and V. Vijayakumari
ESIC Medical College and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research (ESICMC & PGIMSR), Rajajinagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
29 June, 2017
29 October, 2017
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01 April, 2018