Glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Majeda Fikree, Baderuldeen Hanafi, Zahra Ali Hussain, Emad M. Masuadi

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of use of HbA1c level as an indicator for type 2 diabetes control and to identify the Glycaemia control among type 2 diabetic patients. Design: A retrospective study. Setting: Dair Health Center. Method: Medical records of all diabetic patients were reviewed for having a test result of HBA1c and for the average level of this test from first of January till the end of December 2004. The time of record review was from first of April 2005 till the end of May 2005. Result: Among 383 type 2 diabetic patients treated at Dair Health Center during 2004, only 178 cases (46.5%) had HBA1c test. Out of these, twenty cases (11.2%) had an HBA1c level of 7% and below. There was no statistically significant difference between the mean of HBA1c for males and females. There was no statistically significant difference between the mean of HBA1c and the type of treatment. Conclusion: HBA1c was underused as an indicator for diabetic control in Dair health center. Furthermore, more stress on strict Glycemic control needs to be emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalBahrain Medical Bulletin
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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