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Level of glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bareilly region (India)

Anoop Kumar, Manmohan Krishna Pandey, Amit Singh, Purnima Mittra, Priya Kumar.


Background: Diabetes mellitus has emerged as a major health care problem of India. The real burden of diabetes is due to its associated complications which lead to increased morbidity and mortality. An accurate diagnosis of diabetes and level of glycaemic control in known diabetics is recommended for the treatment and prevention of complication in the population.

Aims & Objective: To identify the pattern of glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus using glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C) in Bareilly region, India.

Material and Methods: The present cross sectional study was conducted in one of the tertiary care hospital of Bareilly district. The respondents were the 1000 type 2 diabetics of 35 to 60 years of age group. Glycosylated haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) was done in all subjects by ion exchange chromatography and results were categorized as normal, good, average and poor diabetes control. The statistical analysis was Analysis of variance (ANOVA) using SPSS software.

Results: Out of 1000 individuals, 120 had good, 469 had fair and 411 had poor glycaemic control on the basis of their HbA1C status. Age was similar for all 3 groups and was insignificantly related to glycaemic control (p-0.663). Out of 1000 individuals, 703(70.30%) had normal BMI while 297 (29.7%) were overweight.

Conclusion: Measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin levels should be used in monitoring the treatment and long term glycaemic control of diabetes in a population and the assessment of body mass index should be done for the need of life style intervention in a population.

Key words: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,Glycosylated Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), Glycaemic Control, Body Mass Index (BMI).

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