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Investigation of the Relationship Between Hemoglobin and Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Diabetes Mellitus Patients with and Without Anemia


Department of Public Health, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Türkiye


Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Yalova University, Faculty of Medicine, Yalova, Türkiye


Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Türkiye


Medical Biochemistry Laboratory, Mengücek Gazi Training and Research Hospital, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Türkiye


Department of Medical Microbiology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2024; 6: 23-26
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2024.23173
Read: 31 Downloads: 31 Published: 05 February 2024

Objective: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a glycosylated protein and shows the glycemic status for the last 2-3 months, and it is the most commonly used marker in routine practice. In this study we aimed to investigate the relationship between hemoglobin and HbA1c levels.

Methods: In total, 4278 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus included in this study. The study was cross-sectional, and the data of the patients were recorded by scanning the hospital automation system. Hemoglobin A1c levels of patients with and without anemia who had the same fasting blood glucose levels were compared.

Results: At similar fasting blood glucose levels, HbA1c levels were found to be lower in patients with anemia than those without anemia

Conclusion: Anemia status of the patients should be considered when evaluating HbA1c.

Cite this article as: Zehra Davarcı P, Murat Akbaş E, Kemal Aslan Y, Admış Ö, Davarcı İ. Investigation of the relationship between hemoglobin and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetes mellitus patients with and without anemia. Arch Basic Clin Res. 2024;6(1):23-26.

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