The Diagnostic Value of the Glucose Curve in Individuals with and without Diabetes

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Mohamed S. El-Gareb
Mohamed N. El-Naggar


Aim: Of this study is to demonstrate the importance of glucose curve test in monitoring pre and post-meal variation in diabetic and normal individuals.

Methodology: The individuals subjected to this study mainly grouped in two categories the (DM2 group) and the (Control group), they instructed to came fasting at which blood sample will be collected in EDTA and blank tube then after 30 min. the first post-prandial blood sample collected and then after every 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 hours blood sample collected subsequently, then serum separated from each sample (except the EDTA tube) analysed biochemically for glucose and glycated haemoglobin HbA1c (from EDTA tube).

Result: We found that, the calculated glucose based on mean glycated haemoglobin HbA1c% results underestimate the real concentrations all over the glucose curve in control group but in DM2 group it underestimate the mean and some actually measured concentration in some points of the curve which adds more burden on the diabetic patient and the responsibility of adjusting the dose and time of administration.

Conclusion: from our prospect we recommend the use of blood glucose curve as a monitoring and diagnostic tool generally for glucose metabolism in normal, pre-diabetic, diabetic and uncontrolled diabetic patients before and during therapeutic conditions.

Glycated haemoglobin HbA1c%, blood glucose curve, diabetic patients.

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El-Gareb, M. S., & El-Naggar, M. N. (2019). The Diagnostic Value of the Glucose Curve in Individuals with and without Diabetes. Asian Journal of Research in Biochemistry, 5(4), 1-7.
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