Diabetic control among NIDDM patients in urban and rural areas in Malaysia.

Ruzita Abd. Talib, A. Osman, A. Fatimah, B. A. Khalid

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Sixty three and fifty nine non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients in rural (land resettlement scheme) and urban areas respectively were studied to determine factors associated with diabetic control. The anthropometric and metabolic data (HbA1 and fructosamine levels) were analysed. After adjusting for gender, age, body mass index (BMI) and food intake, the fructosamine level which correlates with short term diabetic control, was significantly lower among patients in urban areas compared to patients in rural areas (p < 0.05). However, for longer term diabetic control (HbA1 level) the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). The socio-economic status, level of education, BMI and types of food did not correlate with diabetic control in either group of patients. More diabetes education is needed together with socio-economic development and changes in lifestyles to enhance compliance towards health and dietary regimens and to achieve better metabolic control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

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Malaysia
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fructosamine
Body Mass Index
Education
Economic Development
Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
Compliance
Life Style
Eating
Economics
Food
Health

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Diabetic control among NIDDM patients in urban and rural areas in Malaysia. / Abd. Talib, Ruzita; Osman, A.; Fatimah, A.; Khalid, B. A.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 51, No. 1, 03.1996, p. 48-51.

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Abd. Talib, Ruzita ; Osman, A. ; Fatimah, A. ; Khalid, B. A. / Diabetic control among NIDDM patients in urban and rural areas in Malaysia. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1996 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 48-51.
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