ANTROPOMETRIA E PRESSÃO ARTERIAL PREDIZEM RISCO DE DOENÇAS CARDIOVASCULARES EM DIABÉTICOS
Authors: Caryna Eurich Mazur, Indiomara Baratto, Marcela Komechen Brecailo, Silvana Franco
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Introduction: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and is associated with complications, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Anthropometric measures can help prevent the risk of both diseases. Objective: To evaluate the risk for cardiovascular diseases in diabetic patients. Casuistry and methods: The study included 42 patients, adults and elderly, self-reported DM, and were assessed by anthropometry, socioeconomic questionnaire, that also contained clinical variables, physical activity and medications. Results: Most patients (85.71%) were overweight /obese. According to the risk parameters for CVD (conicity index, waist-height, waist circumference) it was found a risk in majority of the sample (97.62%). Blood pressure was considered high with the criteris evaluated (78.57%). Conclusion: It was observed high risk for CVD before all the variables, blood pressure was altered and they were also overweight/obese. This condition can result in a decreased quality of life for them as well as a worse prognosis.
Key words: Diabetes mellitus, Anthropometry, Cardiovascular disease, Diagnosis.