Published: 2019-11-25

The study of correlation between Body Mass Index and glycemic control-HbA1c in diabetes type 2 patients

Rakesh K. Sisodia, Mahendra Chouhan


Background: Obesity has major adverse effects on health. Obesity is associated with an increase in mortality, with a 50-100% increased risk of death from all causes compared to normal-weight individuals, mostly due to cardiovascular causes. The aim of this study was to correlate Body Mass Index (BMI) and glycaemic control (HbA1c) in type 2 Diabetic patients.

Methods: In this study 100 patients of type 2 diabetic were subjected to detailed history, clinical examination, BMI, HbA1c and routine biochemical investigations.

Results: Out of 100 diabetic patients included in this study 62 of them were male and 38 were female. Among 100 patients. Majority of patients were overweight (BMI 25-29.9) which is account to about 58 of total cases, 30 patients were normal BMI and 12 patients were obese. Statistical analysis a positive correlation found between BMI and poor glycaemic control (HbA1c), which is significant.

Conclusions: From this study it was concluded that obesity (BMI) is associated with poor glycaemic control.


Body mass index, Diabetes type 2, Glycated haemoglobin, Obesity

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