Author(s): Debabani Bora1, Rajib Kr. Borah2
BACKGROUND: The burden of diabetes has an enormous impact on population health, healthcare system and the economy. Due to the high incidence of diabetes with obesity documented all over India and throughout the world a study was conducted on 40 North-Eastern individuals with diabetes to see for any correlation between insulin resistance and obesity with BMI and WHR as obesity indicators.
AIM: Aim of the study is to examine the predictive ability of insulin resistance in obese diabetic patients using anthropometric indices in the North-Eastern region of India.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was carried out among 40 obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
SUMMARY: Obesity is one of the major risk factors for diabetes mellitus. The study evaluates the relation between obesity and insulin resistance in the study population.
CONCLUSION: The study showed a positive relation between obese diabetic individuals and insulin resistance. WHR (Waist Hip Ratio) was found to have more predictive value than BMI (Body Mass Index) for the level of insulin resistance.