Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 7-11
Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) - A Predictor of Glycemic Control and Diabetes Mellitus
Jayakrishnan. S, Sreeja .S, JayanthiBai. N
Department of Laboratory Medicine, SK Hospital, Edappazhinji, Thiruvananthapuram - 695006
Corresponding Author: JayanthiBai. N
Diabetes mellitus is a global problem and is on the increase in all walks of life .The increase prevalence of Diabetes mellitus type 2 is going to be the most in Asia in the next decade. The HbA1c level is currently one of the best ways to diagnose Diabetes mellitus. Level of HbA1c is in use to check glycemic control in diabetic and pre diabetic patients. Physicians provide treatment regime to reduce the risk associated with the development and progression of chronic complications of diabetes. HbA1c is taken to represent the glycemic control from few weeks to months. The majority of the diabetic patients in the present study show poor or uncontrolled with respect to HbA1c (>7%). The measurement of HbA1c is by HPLC method .Hence the interference by abnormal hemoglobin will be eliminated. However hemoglobin turnover rate should be taken into consideration. The risk for developing complications of Diabetes mellitus is high in the study group which warrants immediate preventive measures to reduce HbA1c level and thereby the onset of Diabetes mellitus.
Key words: Diabetes mellitus, HbA1c (Glycated Hemoglobin), Glycemic control.