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Deducing serum fructosamine levels from the fasting blood glucose value: a preliminary study

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H. Perns

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

The determination of glycated serum proteins (fructosamine) has become an accepted index for assessing the metabolic situation in diabetic patients. The current study describes an alternative to measurement of fructosamine level, viz., to predict the serum fructosamine based on the glucose concentration in fasting plasma. A crosssectional prospective study was performed on 44 non-diabetic, 38 impaired glucose tolerance and 38 diabetic subjects attending clinics at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Fasting plasma glucose and corresponding serum fructosamine concentrations were determined on all subjects. Fructosamine showed a positive linear correlation of r2 = 0.85 with the fasting plasma glucose concentrations. Regression equation relating to these parameters was Y = 0.8173 X - 120.4655, were Y and X represent the plasma glucose and fructosamine values, repectively. This prediction test formula for fructosamine is shown to be a useful index for assessing the effects of changes in diabetic management.
How to Cite: Perns, H., (2001). Deducing serum fructosamine levels from the fasting blood glucose value: a preliminary study. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 44(2), pp.25–28. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v44i2.4863
Published on 29 Dec 2001.
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