Family Practice Reports

Family Practice Reports

ISSN 2056-5690
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Assessment of diabetes control in a primary care setting, Riyadh

Thamer Alsulaiman

Correspondence: Thamer Alsulaiman

Author Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Aim: The aim of this audit was to assess the level of control of diabetes at "Aohud" primary care clinic during the year 2014.

Methods: In June 2014, diabetic patients at Aohud clinic, Riyadh were identified from our chronic conditions database and their computerized medical records were reviewed. Glycated haemoglobin levels (HbA1c), Blood pressure (BP), and Low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL) were noted and patients were categorized accordingly. The standard set for this audit was for 75% of diabetics to have an HbA1c less than 8%, a Blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mmhg, and an LDL less than 2.6 mmol/l.

Results: Out of the 116 diabetics reviewed, 48.3% had an HbA1c level above 8%, 42.2% had an LDL level above 2.6mmol/l, and 15.5% had a BP above 140/90 mmhg.

Conclusions: Although the majority of diabetics at Aohud clinic had their blood pressure under control (84.5%), a large number of them had uncontrolled diabetes (48.3%) and dyslipidemia (42.2%). More work needs to be done in order to better control diabetes at Aohud clinic. Initiating a recall system might help achieve the recommended targets.

Keywords: Diabetes, glycaemic control, primary care, blood pressure

ISSN 2056-5690
Volume 2
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