Occurrence and Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus in Mardan, KPK Pakistan

Occurrence and Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus in Mardan, Pakistan


  • Huma Fatima Department of Zoology, Women University Mardan
  • Ayesha Bibi Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Women University Mardan
  • Asma Ashraf Department of Zoology, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore
  • Nargis Shaheen Department of Zoology, Quaid-e-azam University Islamabad
  • Miss Laiba Department of Zoology, Women University Mardan
  • Fawad Ali Institute of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Bacha Khan University Charsadda




Mardan; Diabetes mellitus; FBS; RBS; Pakistan


Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder which is described by chronic hyperglycemia due to faulty insulin secretion. Metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins are disturbed in DM Objective: To assess the occurrence and distribution of diabetes mellitus in Mardan, Pakistan Methods: It is a cross-sectional, survery-based study conducted at District Headquarter Hospital Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The detailed information about age and gender of the patients was collected. Blood glucose level was detected by Glucose oxidase test. Results: The overall prevalence of DM was found as 50.4%. DM was found dominant in females (52%) as compared to males (48%). Moreover, the age groups of 30-40 years were most affected. Fasting blood sugar (FBS) range was high in the age of 10-20 years and Random blood sugar (RBS) range was high in the age of 40 years and above. Conclusions: It is concluded that DM is most commonly found in females and the age group of 30-40 years is more affected. FBS range was high in the age group of 10-20 years and RBS range was high in the age of 40 years and above


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Fatima, H. ., Bibi, A. ., Ashraf, A. ., Shaheen, N. ., Laiba, M., & Ali, F. (2022). Occurrence and Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus in Mardan, KPK Pakistan: Occurrence and Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus in Mardan, Pakistan. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(5), 113–117. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i5.313



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