MICROALBUMIN STATUS IN RELATION TO GLYCATED HAEMOGLOBIN AMONG TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN SOUTH KERALA POPULATION-A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Ms. Deepa. K. Nair, Dr. B. Shanthi. MD, Dr.Supriya Simon A Msc . Ph.D, Dr. V. S. Kalai Selvi MD

Abstract


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases which if not controlled can cause life threatening complication. The objective of the study
is to assess the correlation of urine microalbumin (MAU) with (HbA1C) in type 2 DM patients. Total 180 patients diagnosed for type 2 DM, age
30-60 years were selected and fasting plasma glucose, creatinine,HbA1C and MAU were estimated.HbA1C levels and MAU levels shows
significant positive correlation (r = 0.429, p<0.01) and the relationship is significant for all the three age groups. The study concluded that there was
an increased prevalence of MAU and high HbA1C level among the patients with type 2 DM, and also highlights that there is a significant correlation
between MAU levels and HbA1C for all the three age groups which necessitates for early detection of nephropathy and uncontrolled diabetes.


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