Indian Journal of Public Health

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: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107--111

Glycated hemoglobin - A public health perspective


Kavita Venkataraman1, AT Kannan2, OP Kalra3, JK Gambhir4 
1 PhD Student, Department of Community Medicine, UVMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, UVMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
3 Professor, Department of Medicine, UVMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
4 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UVMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

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Kavita Venkataraman
PhD Student, Department of Community Medicine, UVMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi
India

The burden of diabetes mellitus across the world especially in India is substantial, and much of the morbidity and mortality is due to development of diabetic complications. Control of blood glucose is important to reduce occurrence of these complications. Measurement of glycated haemoglobin values provides valuable information about long term glycemic control, and is recommended for routine monitoring by several clinical guidelines on diabetes. Monitoring and appropriate management have been shown to improve outcomes in patients with diabetes in other parts of the world. However, the adoption of glycated hemoglobin as part of routine monitoring of diabetes patients in India will need to answer issues of availability, affordability and accessibility.


How to cite this article:
Venkataraman K, Kannan A T, Kalra O P, Gambhir J K. Glycated hemoglobin - A public health perspective.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:107-111


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Venkataraman K, Kannan A T, Kalra O P, Gambhir J K. Glycated hemoglobin - A public health perspective. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];51:107-111
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