GLYCEMIC CONTROL (HBA1C) IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
Keywords:HbA1C, Diabetic retinopathy ve, diabetic retinopathy –ve
AbstractObjective: the aim of this study is to determine the biochemical markers predicting the development of diabetic retinopathy and the relationship between them.Method: a blood samples were collected from 100 diabetic patients classified into two groups: Group 1 consisted of 50 diabetic patients (30 females and 20 males) aged between 19-70 years without diabetic retinopathy (DR) proved by clinical evaluation performed by the ophthalmologist; Group 2 consisted of 50 diabetic patients (23females and 27 males) aged between 20-78 years with diabetic retinopathy proved by ophthalmologist. They were attending a private ophthalmology clinic in Basrah during the period from 1st of February 2010 to the 1st of August 2010. HbA1C was measured using cation-exchange resin to separate HbA1C from other types of HbA1C and measured spectrophotometrically.
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