Serum Levels of Zinc and Magnesium in Newly Diagnosed Type-2 Diabetic Subjects

  • S Ferdousi Department of Biochemistry, East-West Medical College, Dhaka
  • FH Mollah Department of Biochemistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • MAR Mia Department of Biochemistry, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh
Keywords: Zinc, Magnesium, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder which affects carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. There is a strong relation between some specific oligoelements and diabetes mellitus. The study was undertaken to determine serum levels of zinc and magnesium in 60 newly diagnosed uncomplicated type 2 diabetic (group I) and 60 healthy non-diabetic subjects (group II). Serum zinc and magnesium were estimated by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). The serum zinc and magnesium levels were (72.70±8.43 ?g/dl) and (1.85±0.17 mg/dl) respectively in group-1 and (75.92±8.20 ?g/dl) and (2.00±0.17 mg/dl) respectively in group-11. The levels were significantly decreased in group-1. Study showed that type 2 diabetes mellitus can result in changes in zinc and magnesium levels and supplementation of both zinc and magnesium may be considered in those cases.


Bangladesh J Med Biochem 2010; 3(2): 46-49

How to Cite
Ferdousi, S., Mollah, F., & Mia, M. (2013). Serum Levels of Zinc and Magnesium in Newly Diagnosed Type-2 Diabetic Subjects. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 3(2), 46-49.
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