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