What is the best index of glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus on hemodialysis?

Haruo Ichikawa, Yoshio Nagake, Maki Takahashi, Hiroshi Nakazono, Kenji Kawabata, Kenichi Shikata, Hirofumi Makino

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Abstract

Since red blood cell survival time is shortened in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) on hemodialysis (HD), it is unlikely that indices of glycemic control accurately reflect the glycemic state of these individuals. In this study, in order to determine the best index of glycemic control in diabetic patients on HD, we measured HhAlc, 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), fructosamine (Fr) and glycated albumin (GA) in 31 diabetic patients on HD (20 males and 11 females, mean age: 66.9 years), and examined the correlation between each index and predialysis plasma glucose level. Since the mean values of predialysis plasma glucose during the final 2 and 4 weeks before the study were best correlated with HbAlc, this parameter was considered to be the most reliable index of glycemic control in diabetic patients on HD. GA was more closely correlated with mean values of predialysis plasma glucose during the final 2 and 4 weeks, than any other index of glycemic control, followed by HbAlc. In conclusion, HbAlc is considered to be the most reliable index of glycemic control in diabetic patients on HD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Nephrology
Volume38
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996

Keywords

  • 1,5-anhydroglucitol
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Fructosamine
  • Glycated albumin
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin
  • Hemodialysis
  • Index of glycemic control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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