Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-CPRMS-000093
Title: Glycemic control objective achieved and role of certain factors on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Southwestern region, Saudi Arabia
Category: Clinical Pharmacy and Related Medical Science
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: The objectives of this research is to examine the extent of glycemic control achieved and to find relate if any selected demographic and clinical factors have a role in influencing glycemic control in Saudi patients of Southwestern Saudi Arabia. Methods: This is a cross sectional retrospective study of patients which included all adult type 2 DM patients who were referred to Aseer Diabetic Center. The eligible patients who got registered were assessed for glycemic control using primary outcome parameter of HbA1c and related factors influence on HbA1c were determined. Results: Among the medical records available, 251 patients fulfilled the criteria and were included in the study. Out of these 251 patients, 222 patient medical records had documentation of HbA1c values. Maximum number of patients, n=197(78.5%) were with duration of DM above 10 years. Almost three quarter of patients, n =177(70.5%) were having HbA1c>8%. The mean (±SD) BMI for men, 28.42(±5.08) kg/m2 was significantly lesser (p<0.0001) than women, 33.51(±6.80) kg/m2. The HbA1c target range of less than 7% was achieved by n=18(7.1%) patients only. Except for duration of diabetes mellitus all other factors (age, sex, family history, type of treatment and BMI)does not seems to influence HbA1c values. Conclusion: The trend of glycemic level reflected by HbA1c showed that the inadequate control of diabetes may be disastrous as this may propagate the microvascular and macrovascular complications. Efforts should be taken to make aware the importance of disease, and role of medication adherence.

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    Noohu Abdulla Khan*1, V.V.Venkatachalam2, Sirajudeen S.Alavudeen1, C.K.Dhanapal2, Sam Daniel Pauliah1, Khaled M. Al Akhali1

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    1Department of clinical Pharmacy, King Khalid University. Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    2Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Annamali Nagar, Chidambaram, India.

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    Noohu Abdulla Khan
    Lecturer,Department of Clinical Pharmacy,
    King Khalid University,
    Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(K.S.A)
    P.O Box:1882
    Post Code:61441
    Email: shanoohu@yahoo.co.in


    Received on:21-11-2013; Revised on: 08-12-2013; Accepted on:11-12-2013

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    Noohu Abdulla Khan*1, V.V.Venkatachalam2, Sirajudeen S.Alavudeen1, C.K.Dhanapal2, Sam Daniel Pauliah1, Khaled M. Al Akhali1

    Title:Glycemic control objective achieved and role of certain factors on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Southwestern region, Saudi Arabia
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):8 (January )
    Year:2014
    Page No: (45-48)
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    Methodology:HbA1c, Oral Hypoglycemic agents
    Research Materials:Glycemic control

Keywords

Aseer Glycemic control HbA1c Oral Hypoglycemic agents Saudi Arabia Type-2 Diabetes mellitus

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