Abstract| Volume 39, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , e7-e8, September 2014

Elevated Hemoglobin A1C Levels Correlate With Blood Glucose Elevation in Diabetic Patients Following Local Corticosteroid Injection in the Hand: A Prospective Study

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      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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