Brennan AL, Gyi KM, Wood DM, et al.
Cardiac and Vascular Sciences (Respiratory), St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK.
SourceJ Cyst Fibros 2006 Jan; 5(1)
HbA(1c) is recommended for monitoring glycaemic control in people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD). However the relationship between HbA(1c) and mean plasma glucose concentration (MPG) has not been established in CFRD, as in other forms of diabetes mellitus.
20 people (13 male, 29.7+/-8.8 years, 10 CFRD) with cystic fibrosis (CF) underwent HbA(1c) measurement and 48 h continuous glucose monitoring for estimation of MPG. The relationship between HbA(1c) and MPG was established and compared to the reported relationship for type 1 diabetes.
HbA(1c) was strongly correlated with MPG (R(2)=0.888, p<0.0001) in CF. The relationship of MPG to HbA(1c) was described by the equation MPG=(1.47xHbA(1c))-1.15, giving a 1.47 mmol L(-1) change in MPG per 1% change in HbA(1c). This equation predicts that MPG in people with CF and HbA(1c) <7.0% will be similar to MPG in people with type 1 diabetes who achieve the same HbA(1c) target.
These results imply that HbA(1c)<7.0% will predict good blood glucose control in CF as in type 1 diabetes. However, although HbA(1c) predicts complications in type 1 diabetes, further studies are required to establish the relationship between HbA(1c) and diabetic complications in people with CFRD.
MeshAdultBiological MarkersBlood GlucoseCystic FibrosisDiabetes Mellitus, Type 1FemaleFollow-Up StudiesHemoglobin A, GlycosylatedHumansMalePrognosisSeverity of Illness Index
Comparative Study Journal Article