Cross-sectional study of association between glycemic control and quality of life among diabetic patients

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Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the association between glycemic control and quality of life (QoL) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and identify that factors that influence glycemic control and QoL. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the general hospital in Depok City from October to December 2017. Respondents were outpatients diagnosed with T2DM, receiving routine care at the hospital. Glycemic control was assessed using glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, while QoL was measured using an Indonesian version of the validated 5-level EuroQol 5-Dimensional. Results: Among 108 participants, HbA1c levels were influenced by age, DM disease duration, DM treatment adherence, glycemic control, diet, and physical activity suitable for patients with DM. The mean QoL value was 0.74±0.23 and the visual analog scale (VAS) score was 65.49±15.96. The QoL values of patients with DM were influenced by HbA1c levels, duration of DM, and physical activity, while the VAS score was significantly affected by HbA1c levels and duration of DM. Conclusion: The present study showed that the QoL of T2DM patients was significantly influenced by glycemic control and other factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • 5-Level EuroQol 5-dimensional
  • Glycemic control
  • Hemoglobin a1c
  • Quality of life
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus


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