Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156



Analytic Study of 594 Type 2 Diabetic Patients Attending a Private Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Dallah Hospital in Riyadh, KSA

Saher Safarini, Hilali H Hilali, Samia Elsheikh and Abdalla K Omer

Objective: To assess the inadequate glycemic control and its correlates among type 2 diabetes patients attending a private diabetes and endocrine center at Dallah Hospital - Riyadh, (KSA) and to compare our results with other previous similar studies.

Material and method: An analytical study was carried out on a 594 patients with type 2 diabetes who were attending the diabetes and endocrine center at Dallah Hospital in Riyadh during the period from February to April 2011. Data were collected by the treating physicians themselves at the end of each patient visit and entered on a special standard form (Microsoft Excel) program.

Results: The mean average of HbA1c in this study was 7.81%. 35% of patients achieved adequate glycemic control of HbA1c less than 7% (according to ADA recommendation). There is correlation between duration of diabetes, patient’s age, dyslipideamia and the glycemic control, but this correlation does not exist with the gender of the patient or patient’s body mass index for those who reached a good glycemic control.

Conclusion: Our analysis study conclude a positive correlation between the duration of diabetes, patients’ age, dyslipidemia and the glycemic control, which is not shown with body mass index or gender of the patients. More efforts on health education should be spent to convince patients on the importance of life style modification and compliance with the treatment to achieve a satisfactory targeted level of HbA1c.