Title: Correlation between Severity of Microalbuminuria with HbA1c in type II Diabetic Patients
Authors: Dr Deepasha Shahi Bagzai, Dr Avinash Bagzai
Introduction: Type 2 Diabetes is now a a gloabal endemic and the prevalence is ever increasing with socio economic changes, more geriatric population, urbanisation, dietary changes, less physical exercise and lifetstyle changes. The risk of developing microvascular complications increases wit duration and severitity of diabetes. So through this study we tried to explore the relationship between severity of diabetes with development of microalbuminuria.
Material & Methods: A total of 472 patients with known history of type 2 Diabetes mellitus attending almology OPD of hospital were for enrolled for the study. The study is a cross sectional study.
The cases were subjected to detailed medical and examination after noting their detailed medical and demographic history. All patients were investigated for serum creatinine, serum urea, fasting or postprandial blood sugar levels, HbA1c levels and urine microalbumin levels.
Results: Of the total 472 cases there were 261 males and 211 females, so the female: male ratio was 0.8:1.The majority of the patients lie in age group of 41 to 60 years. Patient were divided in 4 groups depending on the levels of microalbuminuria and most patients with significant data.
Conclusion: There was a statistical significant correlation between the severity of microalbuminuria and diabetes duration. Also statistically significant Association was found between HB a1c values and severity of microalbuminuria.
Keywords: HbA1c, diabetes duration, microalbuminuria.