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Diabetes mellitus the ticking bomb has multifaceted impact on the lifestyle of a patient. Apart from physical limitations and stress, Diabetes adds to economic burden for the patients. Diagnosis of diabetes mostly do not happen at the right time and many live with it till it was explored through the lab tests done when the patient goes for the treatment of some other ailment. This study was intended to look into the correlation between HbA1c and Lipid profile, so as if any correlation exists the same can lead to a decrease in the economic burden as well as can save many punctures done to the body of the already suffering patient using correlation coefficient. Many studies in the past had been done with the same objective and there are mixed results. In this southern part of India, where people are still not so cohesive with the health advisory of going for regular health check-ups after one reaches the age of 40 yrs., it was necessary to understand the correlation between HbA1c and the lipid profile parameters. Also with this correlation the impact of the pharmacists counselling on medication adherence and other drug & disease related information was also to be observed using chi square test. Except for HDL & TG, All other clinical parameters like FBG, PPBG, HbA1c, LDL, VLDL & TC showed significant positive changes in 4th visit compared to baseline. There was no correlation between HbA1C and Lipid values both at the baseline (except some small association in TGL values) and that too at the fourth visit. The limitation of high drop-out rates in the study should not be ignored while interpreting the results of this study.
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Author(s): N. Senthilkumar, Anandhasayanam A, A. S. Senthilvelu, Rasheed M.