Comparison of Clinical Biochemicals in Sera of Senior Patients with Hyperglycemia

  • Kim, Chong-Ho (Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Sook (Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Cho, Byung-Chul (Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University)
  • Received : 2012.05.30
  • Accepted : 2012.06.21
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

We analyzed the concentration of Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT), total protein (TP), albumin, total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride in sera of patients (n=455) aged 60 years and older with hyperglycemia (${\geq}120mg/dL$ in serum). The average concentration of biochemicals in patient group was compared with those in reference group. Our data showed that the average concentrations of AST and TC in sera of senior patients with hyperglycemia were significantly increased by 27.5% (P<0.05) and 82% (P<0.05) in total group, 38.5% (P<0.05) and 75.0% (P<0.05) in sixty years' group, 16.0% (P<0.05) and 89.7% (P<0.05) in seventy years' group and 27.0% (P<0.05) and 79.5% (P<0.05) in eighty years' group, respectively. Patients with hyperglycemia showed a significant decrease in albumin level by 6.7% (total group, P<0.05), 4.5% (sixty years' group, P<0.05), 8.9% (seventy years' group, P<0.05) and 4.5% (eighty years' group, P<0.05), respectively. In conclusion, the high concentration of glucose in the senior patients with hyperglycemia may be a cause of severe liver function and lipid metabolism disorder.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Wonkwang Health Science University