Background: This study aims to determine the relationship between macronutrients intake and lifestyle factors to HbA1c status of type-2 diabetic patients in improving the effectiveness of patients nutritional support therapy and preventing diabetic complications.Methods: Type-2 diabetic patients were categorized into 2 groups, i.e. patients with good glycemic control with HbA1c < 7.0 and patients with poor glycemic control with HbA1c ? 7.0. Data collection included clinical characteristics (i.e. age, gender, body mass index, duration of illness, type and amount of diabetic medication, and diabetic complication). Macronutrient intake consisted of total daily calories and carbohydrate, protein, fat and fiber intakes, whilelifestyle factors consisted of the adherence to dietary advice and medication, physical activities, smoking habit, and alcohol intake. The relationships between all data to HbA1c status were analyzed using Chi Square test.Results: Younger type-2diabetic patients (<55 years old), carbohydrate intake, and adherence to dietary advice had statistically significant in related to HbA1c status (p<0.05).Conclusions: Health and nutrition education should be provided to the younger age of type-2diabetic patients to maintain proper dietary pattern following to medical nutrition therapy.
- HbA1c status;lifestyle;macronutrient intake