Journal article

Glycaemic control for people with type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia - an urgent need for a review of management plan

Mohammed J Alramadan, Dianna J Magliano, Turky H Almigbal, Mohammed Ali Batais, Afsana Afroz, Hesham J Alramadhan, Waad Faozi Mahfoud, Adel Mehmas Alragas, Baki Billah

BMC Endocrine Disorders | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess inadequate glycaemic control and its associated factors among people with type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used. Adults with type 2 diabetes attending diabetes centres in Riyadh, Hofuf and Jeddah cities were interviewed and their anthropometrics were measured. Their medical records were also reviewed to collect information related to recent lab tests, medications, and documented comorbidities. Multivariable logistic regression were used for data analysis. RESULTS: A total of 1111 participants were recruited in the study. Mean age was 57.6 (±11.1) years, 65.2% of the participants were females, and mean..

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