The evaluation of the role of BMI and insulin resistance on inflammatory markers, PAI-1 levels and arterial stiffness in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

Koca N., Ayar K., Bal O., ERSOY C.

MINERVA ENDOCRINOLOGICA, vol.46, no.1, pp.116-123, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s2724-6507.20.03158-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-123
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Increased cardiovascular risk, represented by endothelial inflammation, probably starts with the very first course of type-2 diabetes (T2DM). Almost 85.2% of all T2DM patients are overweight or obese. Thrombosis accounts 80% of all deaths in patients with diabetes. The thrombotic-fibrinolytic equilibrium shifts in favor of thrombosis by plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). PAI-1 secretion is induced primarily by CRP. PAI-1 overexpression predisposes unstable plaque development. The contribution of obesity and diabetes to this process is not clearly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate comparison of inflammatory markers, PAI-1 levels and arterial stiffness according to BMI and impaired glucose metabolism in patient with newly diagnosed T2DM.