CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2023; 13(01): 073-076
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1749424
Original Article

Utility of Serum Uric Acid to High-Density Lipoprotein Ratio in Prediction of Glycemic Control

Manokaran Chinnusamy
1   Department of General Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India
Ram Arvind Vishwanathan
1   Department of General Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India
Sathiyanarayanan Janakiraman
1   Department of General Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India
Roshna Elayidath
1   Department of General Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India
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Introduction India has witnessed diabetes as a growing problem and is on the verge of a diabetes mellitus (DM) epidemic. Glycemic control is the way to prevent the morbidity associated with diabetes. This study aimed to find out the utility of uric acid to the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio (UHR) as a marker of diabetic control.

Methodology A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted among type-2 diabetic individuals who attended outpatient clinics and individuals who admitted to the inpatient wards of our hospital were enlisted. HDL cholesterol, serum uric acid, glycated hemoglobin were performed. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) lower than 7% was classified as a good-controlled type-2 (DM) group and those with HbA1c between 7 and 10% were classified as uncontrolled type-2 DM group and those with HbA1c greater than 10% were classified as poorly controlled type-2 DM group. HbA1c was correlated with HDL, serum uric acid, and UHR.

Results Our study demonstrates that uric acid is inversely related to HbA1c and uric acid decreases following elevated HbA1c, and this relationship was statistically significant, whereas there was a nonsignificant inverse relationship between HDL and HbA1c and UHR with HbA1c.

Conclusion Established diabetics will have a lowering of uric acid as the diabetic control worsens and UHR could not be used as a marker of diabetic control.

Publication History

Article published online:
09 June 2022

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