Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Vitamins Status of Diabetic Subjects Supplemented with Antioxidant Rich Supplement (<em>Alphabetic</em>) Attending Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria


  • Abdullahi Yahya Abbas Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto,P.M.B. 2346
  • Y. Saidu
  • M. J. Ladan
  • M. H. Dalhat
  • A. A. Sabir




Antioxidant, Diabetic, Malondialdehyde, hyperglycemia, Alphabetic


Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion / insulin action or both which could leads to increase level of oxidative stress and decrease in antioxidant defense system and may play role in the development of diabetic complications. The present study examines the effects of antioxidant rich supplements (Alphabetic) on antioxidant status of one hundred (100) diabetic subjects attending Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) for at least one year and the results were compared with those of fifty (50) diabetes mellitus non-supplemented and fifty (50) apparently healthy non-diabetic subjects. Standard analytical procedures were used for all the parameters measured including the effects of supplementation on Fasting Blood Glucose, oxidative stress marker (MDA), Reduced gluthathione and antioxidant vitamins (C, E and β-carotene) parameters were evaluated. The results revealed that the supplementation significantly (P˂0.05) reduce Serum glucose and Malondialdehyde and also significantly (P˂0.05) increases Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Reduced glutathione compared with the non-supplement group. The findings suggests that supplementation with Alphabetic might reduce the risk of oxidative stress associated with diabetes mellitus leading to diabetic complications and might be beneficial in the routine treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Author Biography

Abdullahi Yahya Abbas, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto,P.M.B. 2346

Department of Biochemistry, UDUS


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Abbas, A. Y., Saidu, Y., Ladan, M. J., Dalhat, M. H., & Sabir, A. A. (2020). Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Vitamins Status of Diabetic Subjects Supplemented with Antioxidant Rich Supplement (<em>Alphabetic</em>) Attending Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v8i2.6119