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Diabetic Medicine

Year: 2014  |  Volume: 31  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 920 - 926

Cardiovascular risk profiles in relation to newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes diagnosed by either glucose or HbA1c criteria in Chinese adults in Qingdao, China

L. Y. Qie, J. P. Sun, F. Ning, Z. C. Pang, W. G. Gao, J. Ren, H. R. Nan, L. Zhang and Q. Qiao

Abstract

Aims

To study the cardiovascular disease risk profiles in newly diagnosed diabetes diagnosed by either glucose or/and HbA1c criteria in Chinese adults.

Methods

Two population-based cross-sectional studies were conducted in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Data from 1987 men and 2815 women aged 35-74 years were analysed. Newly diagnosed diabetes was defined according to either glucose (fasting and/or 2-h glucose), HbA1c or both criteria.

Results

Ageing, positive family history of diabetes, elevated levels of waist circumference, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides and γ-glutamyl transferase were independently associated with newly diagnosed diabetes defined by glucose criterion alone, but not for diabetes defined by HbA1c criterion alone. Only waist circumference, total cholesterol and smoking were significantly associated with the presence of diabetes defined by HbA1c criterion alone.

Conclusions

Cardiovascular disease risk profiles were different in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes defined by the two diagnostic criteria for diabetes. This may have certain clinical implications on diabetes management and research.

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