Uric acid to HDL cholesterol ratio is a strong predictor of diabetic control in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Kocak, Mehmet Zahid
Atak, Burcin Meryem
Duman, Tuba Taslamacioglu
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Aim: Despite it has some disadvantages, the most important marker of diabetic control is glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Uric acid to HDL cholesterol ratio (UHR) is a promising marker in metabolic syndrome. We aimed to compare UHR levels of well and poorly controlled type 2 diabetic male subjects, as well as healthy men, and to observe its correlation with other metabolic parameters. Methods: Male patients with T2DM that showed up in outpatient internal medicine clinics of our hospital were enrolled to the study. Diabetic subjects divided into two groups according to the level of HbA1c: well-controlled T2DM group (HbA1c?<?7%) and poorly controlled T2DM group (HbA1c???7%). Third group was consisted of healthy subjects without any chronic diseases. UHR levels of the groups were compared. Results: The UHR levels of well and poorly controlled diabetics and control subjects were 12%?5%, 17%?6% and 9%?3%, respectively (p<.001). The UHR was significantly and inversely correlated with GFR and was significantly and positively correlated with waist circumference, body weight, body mass index, serum creatinine, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and HbA1c levels. Conclusion: UHR could serve as a promising predictor of diabetic control in men with T2DM, since it has significant association with HbA1c and FPG levels.