Musarrat Riaz

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance and progressive β cell failure; therefore, β cell secretagogues are useful for achieving sufficient glycemic control. Glimepiride is a second-generation sulfonylurea that stimulates pancreatic β cells to release insulin. Additionally, is has been shown to work via several extra pancreatic(More)
To identify in a large population cohort the clinical and biochemical characteristics of patients with diabetes at risk of foot ulceration and outcomes in those with foot ulcers. All patients with diabetes attending Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology from January 2004 to April 2012 included in the study. Clinical, biochemical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate a risk score to predict people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes in Pakistan. METHODOLOGY Cross sectional data regarding primary prevention of diabetes in Pakistan. Diabetes risk score was developed by using simple parameters namely age, waist circumference, and family history of diabetes. Odds ratios of the(More)
Changes in plasma glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT), triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxin (T4) of male rats, following 8 weeks of administration of different concentrations of elemental iron (EI), sodium iron ethylenediaminetetraacetate (NaFeEDTA), zinc sulfate (ZnSO4), and zinc oxide (ZnO) in whole wheat flour(More)
Pakistan is a developing country with diverse social, economic and cultural dimensions along with limited resources. Non communicable diseases (NCDS) including diabetes are highly prevalent compromising the already challenged health care system. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with its associated maternal and foetal complications is increasing with(More)
Pakistan is a developing country with limited recourses and diverse economic social patterns. Pakistan has high prevalence of diabetes and its complication, which is a huge challenge to the existing health care system. The major contributing risk factors are urbanization and change in lifestyle, maternal and fetal malnutrition and genetic factors. National(More)
Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of Diabetes Conversation Maps™ education tools for people with type 2 diabetes attending a diabetes self-management education program. Design and methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted with patients with type 2 diabetes who were recruited from Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology, a tertiary care(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a strong positive association between increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and coronary heart disease (CHD). The accuracy of LDL-C estimation is essential and critically important. The aim of present study was to compare calculated LDL-C with direct homogeneous assay in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVES To find out the various factors associated with non-adherence to diet, physical activity and insulin among patients with type 1 diabetes. (T1DM). METHODS This cross sectional study was conducted among T1DM subjects attending the Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) and Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP), from July 2011 to(More)