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Faruk Karandere

Unit of Internal Medicine, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Education and Research Hospital, Kirklareli, Turkey


  • Research Article   
    The Relationship between the Ankle-Brachial Index and Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
    Author(s): Samet Sayilan*, Emel Cetinkaya and Faruk Karandere

    Objective: To determine the relationship between the Ankle-Brachial Index ABI and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Materials & Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational study was completed with 175 patients presenting to the internal diseases clinic of an education and research hospital between April and May 2021, consenting to take part, and meeting the inclusion criteria. Age, gender, Body Mass Index (BMI), antidiabetic therapy used, statin and acetylsalicylic acid use, and biochemistry parameters were evaluated. p values<0.05 were regarded as significant. Results: The mean age of the patients in this research was 57.91 years ± 9.10 years (min: 23, max: 79), 58.9% were women, and 73.1 had normal ABI scores (0.9-1.4). Significant associations were observed between gender, retinopathy or hypertension and ABI scores. Chol.. Read More»

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