HbA1c/HDL-C Ratio: A Potential Game-Changer in Early Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in T2DM

3 Jan 2024 • A study investigated the correlation between glucose and lipid metabolism and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its diagnostic and predictive value.

Researchers discovered that the ratio of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) stands as a crucial independent risk factor for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in individuals with T2DM.

The HbA1c/HDL-C ratio was markedly higher in patients with DR compared to those without, showing a strong correlation with the disease.

HbA1c/HDL-C has good diagnostic value for DR and can be used as a biological index for early screening of DR.

Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity | Read full story

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