Affordable Access

Health-related quality of life is associated with diabetic complications, but not with short-term diabetic control in primary care.

Authors
  • Quah, Joanne H M1
  • Luo, Nan
  • Ng, Wai Yee
  • How, Choon How
  • Tay, Ee Guan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
40
Issue
6
Pages
276–286
Identifiers
PMID: 21779616
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Health-related quality of life is adversely associated with symptomatic complications of diabetes mellitus, but not with short-term diabetic control. This suggests that the diabetic patient may not appreciate the impact of good diabetic control immediately on his or her health-related quality of life. More effort should be invested into patient education of the importance of glycaemic control to prevent these long-term complications.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times