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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CARVAJAL CARVAJAL, Carlos. Nivel de hemoglobina glicada de pacientes diabéticos del cantón de Pococí, Costa Rica, durante los años 2011 y 2012. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.18-22. ISSN 2215-5287.

Justification: The monitoring of diabetic treatment effectiveness is vital for being well informed about the glycemic status of diabetic patients. Objective: To compare the glycated hemoglobin (HGlic) behavior of adult diabetic outpatients from Guápiles Hospital in “Pococí” throughout 2011 and 2012. Methods: The HGlic adult diabetic outpatient population values were obtained from the Clinical Laboratory of Guápiles Hospital database throughout years 2011 and 2012. Based on the results, the HGlic average per year and sex was obtained and established the percentage of values that were above and below the desired goal of HGlic ≤ 7.0 by year, sex, and age group. Results: The percentage of those values for 2011 and 2012 were above the goal of 51.2%, 49.5% for men and 56.7%, 49.5% for women respectively. By age group there were important percentage difference on reaching the goal, especially in women for the transition between 2011 and 2012. Conclusions: Between 2011 and 2012, the percentage for men shows a reduction in values that were above the desired goal, on the other hand, in women there was an increase of the data percentage. The global incompletion percentage (combined values for both men and women) was higher for 2012 than for 2011.

Keywords : Diabetes; glycated hemoglobin; hemoglobin A1c.

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