Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Maimoona Mushtaq Masoom

Maimoona Mushtaq Masoom
King Abdul Aziz University Hospital,
Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    C-Peptide as a Marker for Diabetic Nephropathy
    Author(s): Maimoona Mushtaq Masoom and Fatma AlbiladiMaimoona Mushtaq Masoom and Fatma Albiladi

    Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology. Destruction of pancreatic beta cells, hyperglycaemia, and insulin deficiency cause type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic nephropathy is the damage to kidneys because of diabetes. It is predominantly seen in patients with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent type) and type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent type). An active peptide hormone, C-peptide has the likelihood of causing major physiological effects. C-peptide is the best indication of endogenous insulin secretion occurring in patients with diabetes. In this regard, the current study undertakes a comprehensive study of C-peptide and kidney (renal) failure in patients with diabetes mellitus in order to assess their association. A prospective cross sectional study is conducted at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital. The subjects for this study were patients with type 2 DM.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8048.1000245

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