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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2416281, 4 pages
Research Article

Prevalence of Diabetes Type 2 in Hepatitis C Infected Patients in Kpk, Pakistan

1Department of Biotechnology, Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Pakistan
2Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, Pakistan
3Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Wenchang City, Hainan 571339, China
4Department of Biotechnology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, Pakistan
5Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
6Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Pakistan
7Department of Agriculture, University of Swabi, Ambar, Pakistan
8Department of Pathology, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
9Institute of Biomedical Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Amjad Iqbal

Received 11 October 2016; Revised 20 December 2016; Accepted 22 December 2016; Published 4 April 2017

Academic Editor: Giulia Morsica

Copyright © 2017 Ghani Ur Rehman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hepatitis C (HCV) and diabetes mellitus are the two main health concerns that cause devastating health and financial worries worldwide. It has been observed in the past that both diseases have a high correlation that might be due to the abnormal conditions of the liver. But the mechanism of the prevalence of diabetes in patients with chronic HCV infection still remains unclear. In our study, we have investigated T2DM in the male and female patients at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), Peshawar. The blood samples of both in- and outpatients were analysed in the PCR laboratories of LRH from December 2014 to April 2015. Great prevalence of diabetes in hepatitis C infected male and female patients was observed during this study. The data were collected from the patients through a preplanned questionnaire that included name of the patient, HCV, being diabetic, age, gender, location, educational background, family history of the disease, other diseases, and any treatments if taken. The results of our study have found 26.42% prevalence of T2DM in HCV infected patients. So we conclude that HCV infection may be one of the reasons that could lead to T2DM.