Prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients: a cross sectional study at Kathmandu Medical College

  • Prabin Kumar Karki Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal
  • Santosh Timalsina Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Sanat Chalise Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal
  • Anita Yadav Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal
  • Ashish Kumar Bhattarai Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal
Keywords: Diabetes, HbA1c, Microalbuminuria

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus has become one of the biggest health problems of this era. The resultant microvascular and macrovascular complications add to significant amount of morbidity and mortality. Urine microalbumin is considered as an early marker for microvascular compli­cations among diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of microalbuminuria among type 2 diabetic patients attending Kathmandu Medical College and its relation with glycemic control, age, sex, duration of diabetes.

Methods: A total of 208 previously diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients at­tending medical outpatient department of Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal were included in the study over a period of 1 year (October 2017 - September 2018). Fasting and 2-hour postprandial venous blood for blood glucose and HbA1c measurement and early morning urine sam­ple (after overnight fast) was collected for detection of microalbuminuria. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 23.

Results: The prevalence of microalbuminuria among the study population (mean age: 54.22 ± 11.76 years, mean HbA1c: 7.62 ± 1.53 %) was 42.8%. Microalbuminuria had significant correlation with HbA1c and duration of diabetes (p<0.001), but not with age, sex and type of medication. There was positive correlation between urine microalbumin and fasting and post-prandial blood glucose.

Conclusions: Our present study found high prevalence of microalbumin­uria among diabetic patients with poor glycemic control. It is suggested that tighter glycemic control with regular urine microalbumin testing should be integral part of diabetic management plan to prevent long term complications such as diabetic nephropathy

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Author Biographies

Prabin Kumar Karki, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Physiology

Santosh Timalsina, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Sanat Chalise, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Anita Yadav, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry

Ashish Kumar Bhattarai, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology

Published
2019-03-31
How to Cite
Karki, P., Timalsina, S., Chalise, S., Yadav, A., & Bhattarai, A. (2019). Prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients: a cross sectional study at Kathmandu Medical College. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 9(1), 2-7. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v9i1.23775
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