Good vs. poor self-rated diabetes control: differences in cardiovascular risk and self-care activities.
|Title||Good vs. poor self-rated diabetes control: differences in cardiovascular risk and self-care activities.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Smith KJ, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Strychar I, Karelis AD, Clyde M, Levasseur J, Pinaroc C, Pedneault M, Schmitz N|
|Journal||Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes|
|Date Published||2014 Apr|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus, Female, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Self Care, Socioeconomic Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires|
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess differences in cardiovascular risk and performance of self-care activities in people who rated their diabetes control as good or poor.METHODS: A sub-sample of 77 participants who took part in the Evaluation of Diabetes Treatment telephone interview were invited into a clinic to complete a series of laboratory examinations. Self-rated diabetes control was validated using the following laboratory markers: HbA1c, total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio and LDL cholesterol. Differences in blood pressure and BMI were also assessed. Finally, all participants also completed the Summary of Self-Care activities questionnaire.RESULTS: Those people who rated their diabetes control as fair or poor had a significantly higher BMI, HbA1c levels, total cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol ratio and systolic blood pressure. When asked about self-care activities in the past week, those people who reported their diabetes control was fair/poor had spent significantly fewer days following a general diet and exercising.CONCLUSIONS: People with poor self-rated diabetes control have unfavourable cardiovascular risk and decreased performance of self-care activities.
|Alternate Journal||Exp. Clin. Endocrinol. Diabetes|
|Grant List||/ / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada|