Author(s): Yu NC, Su HY, Tsai ST, Lin BJ, Shiu RS,
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Abstract We undertook nationwide surveys to evaluate the status of diabetes control in 7541 diabetes subjects among 114 accredited Diabetes Health Promotion Centers in Taiwan in 2006, focusing on characteristics of those who attained the "ABC" goals (n=310). The mean age was 62.8+/-12.4 years (mean+/-SD), BMI 25.9+/-0.4 kg/m(2) and HbA1c levels 7.9+/-1.7\%. The percentage of subjects whose HbA1c levels met ADA goals was less than 7\% (A), and both SBP and DBP less than 130/80 mmHg (B), total cholesterol less than 160 mg/dl or LDL cholesterol levels less than 100mg/dl (C) were 32.4\%, 30.9\% and 35.3\%, respectively. Overall, the percentage of examined diabetic subjects who fulfilled current recommended ABC goals was 4.1\% (95\% CI, 3.66-4.56\%). Results of logistic regression analysis that indicated factors significantly associated with ABC goals are diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (p=0.025), BMI less than 23 kg/m(2) (p=0.022) and subjects not requiring insulin (p=0.006). In conclusion, only 4.1\% of subjects reached all ABC goals. Diabetic individuals with diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, lesser BMI and those not using insulin were more likely to attain all ABC goals.
This article was published in Diabetes Res Clin Pract
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism