COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PLATELET COUNT IN DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC GERIATRIC POPULATION
Keywords:platelet count, diabetic and non-diabetic & geriatric.
Geriatric population (> 60 years) is rapidly increasing in India, It has been increased upto 8.6% in 2011. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder and a major health problem, a?ecting a large section of the Indian population, especially as its incidence increases with advancing age. Host of complications are associated with this disease, one of which is the e?ect on platelet count. This study compares platelet count between diabetic and non-diabetic elderly. It is observed that Hyperglycaemia in diabetic persons is responsible for increased Thrombopoietin production at the cellular level, which leads to raised platelet count -Reticulated Thrombocytosis – when compared to non diabetics. Platelets, especiallyreticulated thrombocytes are associated with uncontrolled blood sugar levels in the body and are well known for their role in artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Keywords: platelet count, diabetic and non-diabetic & geriatric.
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