Journal article Open Access
DR. SHABBIR AHMAD WATTO, DR. RANA SAJID ALI KHAN, DR. TAHREEM MAQSOOD
Glycated hemoglobin (glycohemoglobin, HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c, A1c, or less commonly HbA1c, HgbA1c, Hb1c, etc.) is a form of hemoglobin (Hb) that is chemically linked to a sugar. Most monosaccharides, including glucose, galactose and fructose, spontaneously (i.e. nonenzymatically) bond with hemoglobin, when present in the bloodstream of humans. This crosssectional study was conducted among the patients presenting in the medical outdoor department of different hospitals. Name, age, gender and HbA1c levels were noted on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed with SPSS Ver. 23.0. The quantitative variables were presented as mean and standard deviation. The qualitative variables were presented as frequency and percentages. A total of 60 patients were included in this study i.e., 30 males (50%) and 30 females
(50%). The mean age of the patients was
34.32±5.50 years. Out of 60 patients, five patients had HbA1c values of >6.5% and the patients were labelled as diabetic.
Keyword: Glycated Hemoglobin (Hba1c)