Asymptomatic bacteriuria and hemoglobin A1.

@article{Schmitt1986AsymptomaticBA,
  title={Asymptomatic bacteriuria and hemoglobin A1.},
  author={James K. Schmitt and C J Fawcett and G Gullickson},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1986},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          518-20
        }
}
We measured hemoglobin A1 (HbA1) and performed clean-catch urine cultures in 752 patients (411 men and 341 women) with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) attending an outpatient diabetes clinic. Prevalence of bacteriuria was significantly greater in diabetic women than in controls (9.1 vs. 5.0%, P less than .001) but not in diabetic men. Risk of bacteriuria was not related to level of HbA1 at the time of urine culture. However, mean duration of diabetes mellitus was significantly… CONTINUE READING

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