Original Articles

Postprandial Hyperglycemia as a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Original Article

  • Mustafa Bozkurt
  • Kadir Kayataş
  • İsmet Uslu
  • Senem Saraçoğlu
  • Emel Zeybek Taştan
  • Nail Erhan

Med Bull Haseki 2005;43(1):0-0


There are findings that revealed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is equal to coronary artery disease. The aim of the study was to estimate the importance of postprandial hyperglycemia as a risk factor for CAD.

Materials and Methods:

60 (30 M, 30 W) patients with type 2 diabetes evaluated retrospectivelly. To achieve homogenity about the risk factors, patients with the BMI ≥ 25 included in the study. Data analyses were performed with EPI INFO 6.04.


There was no difference between IHD and non-IHD group by age; but fasting glycemia, postprandial glycemia, HbA1c and BMI (p< 0.05).


As expected postprandial hyperglycemia was higher at IHD group. There are cumulating evidence about postprandial hyperglycemia as a risk factor for IHD in type 2 diabetics. So it is important to use combinations which control postprandial glycemia properly.

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