SOLAK İBRAHIM*, BULGURLU S.S.**, DEMIRTUNÇ R.***
*Health Sciences University Konya Education and Research Hospital Department of Family Practice, Konya, Turkey - **Health Sciences University Haydarpaşa Numune Education and Research Hospital Department of Family Practice, Istanbul, Turkey - ***Health Sciences University Haydarpaşa Numune Education and Research Hospital Clinic of Internal Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey
Introduction: Hyperglycemia and duration of diabetes are known risk factors for diabetic nephropathy, and the presence of microalbuminuria is a strong indicator of nephropathy. We aimed to examine the relation between Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and urine albumin excretion (UAE) in this study.
Material and methods: The association between HbA1c and UAE was evaluated in 57 patients with diabetes mellitus, who had at least 8 years of disease history and 5 years of follow-up.
Result: Hb1Ac levels were above the target levels, and UAE levels were significantly increased with duration of disease, which was also associated with diabetic nephropathy.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, severe glucose control may inhibit progression of diabetic nephropathy.
Hemoglobin A1c, Urine Albumin Excretion, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Nephropathy, Microalbuminuria.