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Title: Fasting Blood Glucose and Glycosylated Haemoglobin Levels in Randomly Selected Ghanaian Diabetic Patients - The Clinical Implications
Authors: Arthur, F.K.N.
Yeboah, F.A.
Nsiah, K.
Nkrumah, P.K.N
Afreh, K.A.
Agyenim-Boateng, K.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus
glycosylated haemoglobin
microvascular complications
glycaentic control
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 25 No. 2, 2005 pp 13-17
Abstract: This work involved the measurement of fasting blood glucose (FBG) and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbAic) levels of diabetes mellitus patients as an index of glycaentic control. It was a prospective case-finding study using laboratory and general practice records. The subjects were confirmed diabetic patients, attending a Diabetic Clinic at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. The fasting blood glucose levels were measured in millimolar concentration and corrected glycosylated haemoglobin (HbAic) levels expressed as percentages. The mean level of fasting blood glucose (± standard deviation) for the non-diabetics was 4.91 ± 1.08 mmol/L. and the corresponding mean value for the HbAic was 5.40 ± 0.84%. There was a linear correlation between the fasting blood glucose and HbAic. Out of the 99 diabetics, 9 of them had near-normal levels of HbAic while 64 had mean values between 12 and 16%. There was generally high levels of glycosylated haemoglobin in the majority of patients studied, reflecting their poor glycaentic control. This suggests a relatively large proportion of the diabetics could be predisposed to microvascular complications, while a small group with near-normal HbAic levels could be prone to hypoglycaemic complications.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 25 No. 2, 2005 pp 13-17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5129
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