Associations Between Triglyceride/High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Ratio and Micro- and Macroangiopathies in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Mei-Yueh Lee, Pi-Jung Hsiao, Jiun-Chi Huang, Wei-Hao Hsu, Szu-Chia Chen, Jer-Ming Chang and Shyi-Jang

Endocrine Practice - Jul 2018, Vol. 24, No. 7 (July 2018) pp. 615-621

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing worldwide. The morbidity and mortality asso-ciated with DM are mainly caused by micro- and macro-vascular complications and include diabetic retinopathy (DR), diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy, coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease (CVA), and peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD). Furthermore, vascular complications are the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, acquired blindness, various neuropathies, and advanced atherosclerosis in patients with diabetes (1).