King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab
Objective: The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing Blood glucose may be the most important clinical characteristic of diabetic patients. Few studies have measured glycemic control in a representative national sample of people with diabetes The aim of this study were to describe glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes Mellitus. Research Design and Methods: A cross section study of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus at the diabetic centre in Saudi Arabia Main results: There were 1,720 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, 730 male (42.4%) and 990 female (57.6%). The mean age was 55.6 ± 12.8. Mean HbA1c was 8.5 ± 2.2 HbA1c was higher in male to female ( 8.6 ± 2.2 vs 8.3 ± 2.2 , p = 0.003 ). Male patients were significantly older in age (58 ± 12.6 vs 53.9 ± 12.7 , p<0.0001). The correlation of HbA1c and age was 0.04, p=0.07). Conclusion: Many patients with type 2 diabetes have poor glycemic control placing them at high risk of diabetic complications.
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