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Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus successfully managed with insulin

Authors:

Balasingam Nisahan ,

Hervey Bay Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Nay Lwin Htet,

Hervey Bay Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Joseph Pratheepan

Hervey Bay Hospital, Queensland, AU
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Abstract

Hypertriglyceridemia is one of the common lipid abnormalities in patients with type2 diabetes mellitus. It is extremely rare to develop severe hypertriglyceridemia in patients with diabetes mellitus on fibrates without any other risk factors for hypertriglyceridemia. Acute pancreatitis is the main consequence of severe hypertriglyceridemia. We report a case of severe hypertriglyceridemia in a patient with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, on fibrate and was successfully treated with intravenous insulin infusion.
How to Cite: Nisahan B, Htet NL, Pratheepan J. Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus successfully managed with insulin. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2019;31(2):44–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v31i2.81
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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