Reach Us +44 7460731551

Connection among Glucose and Lipid Metabolism

Barghav Undavalli

Department of Pharmacy

Corresponding author

Barghav Undavalli

Department of Pharmacy

Mother Theresa Pharmacy College




Email: [email protected]

Received: March 03, 2021; Accepted: March 16, 2021; Published: March 23, 2021

Citation: Undavalli B (2021) Connection among Glucose and Lipid Metabolism. J Clin Mol Endocrinol Vol 6:2:37


Visit for more related articles at Journal of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology


Dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus assume significant parts in clinical medication since both are grounded cardiovascular danger factors and their treatment converts into clinical advantage. Numerous patients with type 2 diabetes have dyslipidemia and it is accepted that this dyslipidemia is significant in intervening the cardiovascular danger in diabetes. In any case, the connection among glucose and lipid digestion is substantially more mind boggling. This isn't astonishing considering the way that both, lipids and glucose assume a significant part in energy digestion and that both are managed by the liver. 
It is notable that diabetic patients frequently present with a normal dyslipidemia, described by raised fatty oils, low high thickness lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and prevalence of little thick low thickness lipoprotein (LDL) particles. Notwithstanding, more current exploration demonstrates that these lipid changes may not exclusively be the outcome of diabetes yet may likewise cause unsettling influences of glucose digestion. 

Diabetic Dyslipidemia

Most of patients with type 2 diabetes display a dyslipidemia which is described by raised fatty substances, low HDL-C and the prevalence of little thick LDL particles. Albeit not all diabetic patients show all signs, 60% to 70% of patients show probably some lipid irregularity. The trademark lipid changes are found in patients with plain diabetes as well as in patients with metabolic disorder and are consequently accepted to reflect insulin opposition instead of hyperglycemia [1].

It is likewise realized that great glucose control improves dyslipidemia however doesn't dispense with it. The dyslipidemia depends on fiery cycles and on flooding of the body with energy rich substrates which at that point brings about hepatic and intestinal lipoprotein overproduction prompting hypertriglyceridemia. The raised grouping of fatty oil rich lipoproteins prompts an expanded catabolism of HDL (bringing about low HDL-C) and a move in the LDL aggregate towards little thick LDL which are more atherogenic then "typical" LDL .

Lipid Changes Causing Type 2 Diabetes: As of late it was perceived that lipid changes may not exclusively be a result of impeded glucose digestion yet additionally motivation them. Hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL-C are significant in that unique circumstance. Raised degrees of fatty substances lead to raised degrees of free Unsaturated fats which may prompt insulin obstruction and βcell brokenness [2,3].

The raised groupings of free unsaturated fats upset or regulate the course connecting insulin receptors with glucose carriers and disable the typical capacity of the β-cell. Moreover, free unsaturated fats are significant modulators of irritation. Hence hypertriglyceridemia may actuate subclinical irritation which at that point prompts insulin obstruction and β-cell brokenness. The way that hypertriglyceridemia can demolish glucose digestion is clinically significant as it clarifies why it is more hard to control hyperglycemia in patients with hypertriglyceridemia contrasted with those with ordinary fatty oil esteems.

In an examination assessing the cholesterylester move protein inhibitor torcetrapib it was seen that higher HDL-C focuses were related with less hyperglycemia. HDL actuates switch cholesterol transport and the changed intracellular lipid climate is accepted to decrease miniature aggravation.

Statins and New Onset Diabetes: All statins may instigate type 2 diabetes danger might be especially high with atorvastatin and rosuvastatin and less so with pravastatin and lovastatin. By and large, higher dosages of statins increment the danger more than lower portions. It was likewise shown that patients with metabolic disorder have the most elevated danger for creating diabetes during statin treatment [4].

Since statins hinder HMG-CoA reductase it very well may be guessed that balance of HMG-CoA reductase action influences glucose digestion. Nonetheless, the perception could likewise identify with a broader marvel, in particular that the lipid fixation in certain intracellular compartments regulates glucose digestion. In the liver and in the muscle this may bring about diminished insulin impact whiles in the β-cells of the pancreas these outcomes in dysregulation of insulin emission [2,3].

Moreover, statin treatment diminishes by and large mortality in essential and auxiliary avoidance settings. By and by, it could be judicious to assess glucose levels consistently in patients with metabolic condition on higher dosages of statins.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Type 2 Diabetes: Familial hypercholesterolemia can be brought about by changes influencing the LDL-receptor quality, the quality encoding Apo lipoprotein B, the protein restricting to the LDL-receptor, or the quality encoding PCSK9, a controller of LDL-receptor reusing. All changes bring about a diminished catabolism of LDL-particles through the LDL-receptor [4,5]. The diminished catabolism of LDL straightforwardly converts into raised LDL-C levels. The raised cholesterol levels are causally connected to cardiovascular disease. Recent investigations show that in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia long haul statin treatment isn't related with an expanded danger for new beginning diabetes.

Lipoprotein (A) and Glucose Metabolism: The connection between raised lipoprotein (a) and glucose digestion is additionally confounded by the way that lipoprotein (a) focus itself is feebly corresponded with other lipid irregularities. In this way, lipoprotein (a) focus is decidedly corresponded with apoB100 levels and non-HDL-C fixation and conversely connected with fatty oil fixations. Accordingly, it very well may be that lipoprotein (a)- focuses and glucose digestion are not straightforwardly connected to one another yet that the affiliations saw in certain examinations reflect circuitous viewpoints [5].

Glucose and lipids are both significant segments of energy digestion. Be that as it may, hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL-C may likewise actuate unsettling influences of glucose digestion and may in this manner be the outcome and the wellspring of hyperglycemia.


1. Wu L, Parhofer KG. 2014 Diabetic dyslipidemia. Metabolism. 1;63(12):1469-79.
2. Avramoglu RK, Basciano H, Adeli K. 2006. Lipid and lipoprotein dysregulation in insulin resistant states. Clinica chimica acta. 1;368(1-2):1-9.
3. Adiels M, Olofsson SO, Taskinen MR, Borén J. 2008. Overproduction of very low–density lipoproteins is the hallmark of the dyslipidemia in the metabolic syndrome. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 1;28(7):1225-36.
4. Duez H, Lamarche B, Uffelman KD, Valero R, Cohn JS, Lewis GF. 2006. Hyperinsulinemia is associated with increased production rate of intestinal apolipoprotein B-48–containing lipoproteins in humans. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 1;26(6):1357-63.
5. Guérin M, Le Goff W, Lassel TS, Van Tol A, Steiner G, Chapman MJ. 2001. Proatherogenic role of elevated CE transfer from HDL to VLDL1 and dense LDL in type 2 diabetes: impact of the degree of triglyceridemia. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology; 21(2):282-8.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Viewing options

Flyer image

Share This Article

agar io

wormax io