|Title:||An Audit on Diabetes Management in Asian Patients Treated by Specialists: The Diabcare-Asia 1998 and 2003 Studies||Authors:||Mohamed Mafauzy
|Keywords:||anti-diabetic;therapy;diabetes mellitus;glycosylated haemoglobin A;psychosocial well-being;quality of life||Issue Date:||2008||Source:||Current Medical Research and Opinion||Start page/Pages:||507-514||Abstract:||
Abstract: Objective: To collect information on diabetes management, including psychosocial aspects, in patients managed by specialists 5 years after they were first surveyed in 1998. Methods: Data on demography, diabetes status, management and complications were collected via medical records, interview and laboratory assessments. HbA(1 c) was analysed by a central laboratory prospectively. Results: Patient profile was similar in the 1998 (N = 21 838 ) and 2003 cohorts (N = 15 549): 95% were diagnosed as type 2 diabetes mellitus and were obese (BMI approximate to 25 kg /m(2) ). Glycaemic control was unsatisfactory in many patients (mean HbA(1c) approximate to 8%; fasting glucose approximate to 9 mmol/L). Lipids were well-controlled but hypertension was not. The incidence of neuropathy ( approximate to 33%) and cataract (approximate to 27%) were high. The majority (approximate to 71%) of patients in both cohorts were treated with oral antidiabetic drug (OAD) monotherapy; approximate to 24% were on insulin therapy. Approximately half of the 2003 cohort reported a healthy state of well-being. Quality of life did not appear to have suffered as a result of having diabetes. However, many patients were worried about hypoglycaemic risk (53.9%) or worsening of diabetes (45.8%) and insulin initiation (64.5%) . patients were worried about hypoglycaemic risk (53.9% ) or worsening of diabetes (45.8%) and insulin initiation (64.5%) .
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