Relation of BMI with Blood Glucose Level amongst Healthy Students of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad


  • Nadia Haleem
  • Sarwat Abbasi
  • Mohammad Idress
  • Zahid Irfan Marwat
  • Saadia Sadiq
  • Ruhila Hanif



Body mass index, diabetes mellitus, Blood glucose level, Insulin.


Background: Obesity is a global challenge all over the world. Body mass index is a good marker to measure the adiposity. Obesity
is one of the important risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Normal random blood glucose levels are closely regulated in health
with a normal range of 4.4-7.8mmol/l (79-140mg/dl), despite the varying demands of food, exercise and fasting. Many diabetic
patients are obese and studies suggest a strong association between the two.
Objective: To find an association of BMI with blood glucose level in undergraduate healthy students of Ayub Medical College
Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 2018, capillary blood samples were collected from 152
students of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad to evaluate blood glucose level by Accu chek softclix® lancing device and Accu chek
glucometer®, BMI was calculated by the formula (weight in kg/ height in meters squared). Data was collected and analyzed by
SPSS version 23.
Results: Total 152 (100%) healthy participants with 84 (55.3%) males and 68 (44.7%) females included in this study. Their ages
were ranged from 18-25 with a mean age of 21.02 years (min 17 max 26) having a standard deviation of 1.75. By taking the
correlation between two parameters i.e. body mass index and serum random blood glucose level by Pearson product of moment
(p=.214, r=101) a non-significant result was found.
Conclusion: It is concluded that there is no significant association found between two parameters (BMI and serum BGL) in healthy
young adults.




How to Cite

Haleem N, Abbasi S, Idress M, Marwat ZI, Sadiq S, Hanif R. Relation of BMI with Blood Glucose Level amongst Healthy Students of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 9 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];10(1). Available from: