Hypozincemia in diabetes mellitus

J Assoc Physicians India. 1994 Sep;42(9):720-1.


The present study was conducted on 20 age and sex matched healthy controls and 30 patients of diabetes mellitus. Serum zinc levels in diabetics were found to be significantly (p < 0.001) reduced as compared to healthy controls. There was no significant sex difference (P > 0.05) in serum zinc levels amongst diabetic patients and healthy controls. Hypozincema in diabetes mellitus may be due to altered zinc metabolism and oral zinc may have a role in therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Zinc / blood*


  • Zinc