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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2015 pp 497-496

Research Article

A study of uric acid in diabetic patients

Deshpande Kedar1, Gadpal Rahul2

1,2Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Aim: To study the effect of DM on serum uric acid level. Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out in Department of Biochemistry, GMCH, Nagpur from May 2003 to May 2005, selected from diabetic OPD, GMCH, Nagpur in the age groups of 15 to 80 years. In all 30 controls, 30 type I DM and 30 type II DM patients were selected. The serum thus obtained was used for uric acid estimation using uricase method. Results: The present study showed that there was significant increase in uric acid levels in type I and type II DM as compared to healthy controls. Conclusion: Increased uric acid in DM suggests that DM has significant effect on purine metabolism.