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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

Cystatin C: An early marker of cardiac complications in diabetics

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SGRRIMHS, Patel Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, HIHT, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 Professor, Department of Medicine, HIHT, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, HIHT, Dehradun, India

Correspondence Address:
Kiran Bhat
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SGRRIMHS, Patel Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand - 248001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5530/ami.2015.1.13

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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is one of the common complications of Diabetes mellitus. Serum Cystatin C level has been suggested as a marker for cardiac complications in diabetes. Material and Methods: We studied serum Cystatin C level in Diabetics to find if correlation exists between cardiac complications and elevated Cystatin C levels. Results: A total of 50 diabetics were studied out of whom 25 had cardiac complications and the rest did not have cardiac complications. No significant difference was observed between Serum Cystatin C levels of diabetics with cardiac complications (mean 1.5±0.45) and diabetics without cardiac complications (1.4±0.46) although Cystatin C levels were found to be elevated in diabetic cases. Conclusion: Keeping in view the significant difference (p=0.000) in Cystatin C levels of healthy and diabetic patients, it is reasonable to accept the importance of Cystatin C as an indicator of diabetes and its associated complications.

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