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REYES J, Andrés  y  URQUIZO A., Guillermo. Hemoglobina glucosilada A1C como parámetro de control metabólico en pacientes con diabetes mellitus. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2008, vol.53, n.2, pp. 54-58. ISSN 1562-6776.

ABSTRACT This is a prospective observational study in order to determine the levels of glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) as parameter of metabolic control in patients with diabetes mellitus in the Hospital de Clinicas, La Paz . A sample of 72 patients was selected who had periodic controls of HbA1c. Only one of these patients had diabetes type 1, the rest (71) had diabetes type 2. Of the patients, 49 (69%) were females and 23 (31%) were males. The majority of the patients were older than 45 years, which is to be expected in relation with the type of diabetes presented (DMT2), being the only case of diabetes type 1 a man under 25 years of age. Two thirds of the patients (69% of the total) did not even have an initial measurement of HbA1c. This measurement was requested in 75% of the patients, but only 32.7% had the test done. The 43.3% of the patients who had the control, showed a level of HbA1c below 7.5%, however, only 20% achieved the goal of a HbA1c below 6.5%, which is the level that has been shown to reduce the chronic complications of diabetes. In all patients a periodic control of HbA1c should be requested at least 3 times per year, in order to know the effectiveness of our work and to prevent chronic complications of diabetes.

Palabras clave : Glycosylated haemoglobin A1C; diabetes mellitus; metabolic control.

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