The level decreased to 8.47 from 8.76 during October to December 2019 as compared to preceding quarter in Delhi
The latest findings of India Diabetes Care Index unveiled that the average HbA1c level decreased to 8.47 from 8.76 during October to December 2019 as compared to the preceding quarter in Delhi. The overall HbA1c level decreased to 8.37 from 8.52 as compared to the preceding quarter in the country. The average postprandial glucose level, i.e. the average ‘post-meal’ glucose level was recorded at an alarmingly high 246.69 mg/dL.
Speaking about the status of diabetes control in Delhi, Dr Ambrish Mithal, Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Max Healthcare Hospitals, Delhi said, “We are happy that there is a marginal dip in the Hb1Ac level as compared to the last quarter. However, this marginal reduction in HbA1c can be further improved if we avoid the intake of high refined carbohydrate. This high carbohydrate content leads to high post meal sugar values. Post-meal spikes are known to increase the chances of cardiovascular diseases. We need to concentrate on addressing both fasting and post-meal glucose levels across all HbA1c levels. For this, people with diabetes should follow the right diet, (for example vegetables with high fibre content,) exercise, regular consultation with their doctors and appropriate medications.”