The relationship between fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and the proteinuria in diabetic patients at Phichit hospital
The objective of this study is to measure the relationship between fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and the percentage of proteinuria in diabetic patients at Phichit hospital during 1 September 2005 to 28 February 2006. The patients were divided into 3 groups : the first group had FPG less than or equal to 140 mg./dl., the second group had FPG 141 - 180 mg./dl. and the third group had FPG more than 180 mg./dl.. The percentage of proteinuria was 11.88%, 17.57% and 29.27% in group 1, 2 and 3 respectively. This study showed that FPG had statistically significant relationship with the percentage of proteinuria (p < 0.05).
Keywords Diabetic nephropathy Fasting plasma glucose Proteinuria