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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 507-510

Uric acid level and its correlation with glycemic control in diabetics with normal renal function


1 Division of Nephrology, GMC, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, USA
3 Department of Medicine GMC Baramula Kashmir, J and K Health Services, Kashmir, India
4 Division of Pathology, GMC, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Farhat Abbas
Division of Pathology, GMC, Srinagar - 190 011, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_585_20

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Introduction: Limited studies have evaluated the relationship between uric acid and diabetes mellitus (DM), with different studies reporting varying findings. We aimed to investigate the association between levels of uric acid and glycemic control in type 2 DM (T2DM) in our patient cohort. Materials and Methods: We analyzed 200 consecutive patients in the age group of 30–70 years suffering from T2DM with normal renal functions (glomerular filtration rate >60 ml/min/1.73 m2), after excluding patients taking medications for lowering uric acid levels or diuretics. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), random blood glucose (RBG), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and serum uric acid levels were measured in all the patients. Results: The mean age of the study population was 55.25 ± 12.05 years. There was no statistically significant difference in mean age, FBG, RBG, serum uric acid, and HbA1c levels or between males and females in our study cohort. There was a statistically significant negative correlation (P < 0.05) between uric acid levels and HbA1c (r = −0.189) and FBG (r = −0.114). Conclusion: We report an inverse correlation between uric acid levels and glycemic control in diabetic patients with normal renal function, irrespective of gender.


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