Diabetic patients are prone to develop hand conditions that are frequently managed with local corticosteroid injections. It is well known that these injections can result in a transient elevation in serum glucose levels in diabetic patients. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is the accepted measure of long-term plasma glucose control in diabetic patients. The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between HbA1c levels and the intensity of the increased blood glucose levels after corticosteroid injections.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 2:54–2:59 PM
Category: Evaluation/Diagnosis, Prognosis/Outcomes, Patient Education
Keyword: Hand and Wrist, Diseases and Disorders
© 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc.