Low rates of diabetic patients reaching good control targets.

  title={Low rates of diabetic patients reaching good control targets.},
  author={Daad Hassan Akbar},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={7 4-5},
  • Daad Hassan Akbar
  • Published 2001 in
    Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue…
A cross-sectional study was conducted of 404 diabetic patients attending King Abdulaziz University Hospital medical clinic from June 1998 to January 2000 in order to determine their rates of reaching target levels for blood glucose, blood pressure, serum lipids and body mass index. Greatest difficulty was found in reaching target levels for low-density lipoprotein and glycated haemoglobin. Target levels for blood pressure were harder to achieve for Saudis than non-Saudis. Significantly fewer… CONTINUE READING