Glycemic control objective achieved and role of certain factors on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Southwestern region, Saudi Arabia

Noohu Abdulla Khan, N and V.V.Venkatachalam, V and Sirajudeen S.Alavudeen, S and C.K.Dhanapal, D and Sam Daniel Pauliah, S and Khaled M. Al Akhali, K (2014) Glycemic control objective achieved and role of certain factors on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Southwestern region, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 8 (1). pp. 45-48. ISSN 0974-6943

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Abstract

Objective: The objectives of this research is to examine the extent of glycemic control achieved and to find relate if any selected demographic and clinical factors have a role in influencing glycemic control in Saudi patients of Southwestern Saudi Arabia. Methods: This is a cross sectional retrospective study of patients which included all adult type 2 DM patients who were referred to Aseer Diabetic Center. The eligible patients who got registered were assessed for glycemic control using primary outcome parameter of HbA1c and related factors influence on HbA1c were determined. Results: Among the medical records available, 251 patients fulfilled the criteria and were included in the study. Out of these 251 patients, 222 patient medical records had documentation of HbA1c values. Maximum number of patients, n=197(78.5%) were with duration of DM above 10 years. Almost three quarter of patients, n =177(70.5%) were having HbA1c>8%. The mean (±SD) BMI for men, 28.42(±5.08) kg/m2 was significantly lesser (p<0.0001) than women, 33.51(±6.80) kg/m2. The HbA1c target range of less than 7% was achieved by n=18(7.1%) patients only. Except for duration of diabetes mellitus all other factors (age, sex, family history, type of treatment and BMI)does not seems to influence HbA1c values. Conclusion: The trend of glycemic level reflected by HbA1c showed that the inadequate control of diabetes may be disastrous as this may propagate the microvascular and macrovascular complications. Efforts should be taken to make aware the importance of disease, and role of medication adherence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: KHALED ALAKHALI
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 07:56
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 07:56
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/743

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