The relationship between HbA1c and carotid intima-media thickness in type 2 diabetic patients

  • Serdar Olt
  • Mehmet Şirik
  • Ali Haydar Baykan
  • Meral Çeliker

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between HbA1c and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) which is noninvasive marker of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients. Methods: 81 type 2 diabetic patients were enrolled in this study. Demographic, clinical and laboratory features of the patients were obtained from hospital records. cIMT values were measured by high resolution B-mode ultrasound. Patients were divided into two groups according to cIMT values: cIMT < 0,9 mm group and cIMT ≥ 0,9 mm group. Increased cIMT values were accepted as ≥ 0,9 mm. Then we compared HbA1c and other collected features between normal and increased cIMT groups. Results: 69,2% of the patients were female, 30,8% were male. The mean age of the patients were 58,4±10,7 year. The mean HbA1c values of the patients were 8,6±2,03%. The mean cIMT values of the patients were 0,74±0,22 mm. Result with Student T test and ROC curve analysis HbA1c values were’nt different between the groups (p >0.05). Conclusion: in this present study we demonstrated that HbA1c could not be a marker for subclinical atherosclerosis in diabetic patients.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 2

Author Biographies

Serdar Olt
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey
Mehmet Şirik
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey
Ali Haydar Baykan
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey
Meral Çeliker
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey
Published
2016-07-15
Section
Articles

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