Association of dyslipidemia with elevated glycosylated haemoglobin

Gayathri Devi Thanigaimani and Anbumozhi M.K

Introduction: HbA1c has long been known for its role in evaluating glycemic control and elevated levels are used as an indicator for increased risk of diabetic complications. Further Type 2 diabetic patients often show evidence of dyslipidemia. Aim: This study was undertaken to identify the role of HbA1c as an indicator of dyslipidemia in Type 2 diabetic patients. Method: A retrospective analysis of blood reports of about 100 type 2 diabetes patients was undertaken. Their HbA1c levels and lipid profile values were recorded and analysed. Results:  The chi square test showed significant association between raised HbA1c and raised cholesterol and triglycerides levels (P<0.05). Conclusion:  This study supports the view that raised HbA1c levels in diabetic patients should be an alerting factor for screening the lipid profile in these patients.

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