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ea0049ep482 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2017

Analysis of zinc status in type 2 diabetic patients and its correlation with glycemic control

Elfaleh Emna , Mrad Mahdi , Oueslati Ibtissem , Bahlous Afef , Bchir Najla , Horchani Imen , Khiari Karima , Abdallah Nejib Ben

Introduction: Recent studies have highlighted zinc’s dynamic role as a cellular second messenger in the control of insulin signaling and glucose homeostasis. The aim of our study was to assess the concentration of serum and urinary zinc levels in type 2 diabetic patients and to investigate the correlation between this variable and glycemic control.Methods: Total 54 type 2 diabetic patients and 23 non diabetic healthy subjects (age matched) were enro...