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A Preliminary Study on whether HbA 1c Levels can Predict Visual Dependence for Spatial Orientation in Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetic Patients

  title={A Preliminary Study on whether HbA 1c Levels can Predict Visual Dependence for Spatial Orientation in Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetic Patients},
  author={Rima Abdul Razzak and Jeff Bagust and Sharon Docherty and Wiam I. Hussein and Zuheir Hassan and Ghada Al-Kafaji and Abdullah M Alotaibi},
Introduction: Diabetes-induced vestibular dysfunction has been commonly reported, and asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes display higher degrees of perceptual visual dependence for spatial orientation than healthy controls. This study aims to assess whether HbA1c can predict such visual dependence in the diabetic patients. Methods and Materials: Diabetic patients were divided into 2 groups: 22 subjects with “good” (HbA1c < 7%) and 25 with “poor” (HbA1c ≥ 7%) glycemic control. Otolithic… 

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