Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal

Search
OPEN ACCESS

Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse > Author index
Search
Sin Yeong Choi  (Choi SY) 2 Articles
Evaluation of Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetic Patients have been Treated in General Hospital.
Joung Ho Park, Kwan Woo Kim, Eun Jin Kang, Tak Young Kim, Sa Ra Lee, Su Chan Bae, Mi Kyung Kim, Sin Yeong Choi, Jeong Hyun Park
Korean Diabetes J. 2004;28(3):208-218.   Published online June 1, 2004
  • 1,000 View
  • 20 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
BACKGROUND
Good metabolic control is one of the most important parts of managing diabetes. Several studies in western countries have shown glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients to be poorer than expected. Similar reports in Korea are very limited. Therefore, this study was performed to estimate the degree in glycemic control of type 2 diabetic patients that have been treated in general hospitals in Korea. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study conducted on 1012 type 2 diabetic patients treated at the Maryknoll Hospital. Subjects with type 1 diabetes or a treatment duration of less than 6 month were excluded. The glycemic control was estimated by HbA1c and the clinical characteristics, including duration of diabetes, age, height and body weight, checked. The treatment methods were divided into four groups, namely diet, oral hypoglycemic agent, insulin alone, and insulin and oral hypoglycemic agent combination. Data were analyzedsed by SPSS version 11.0. RESULTS: The mean age, BMI, duration of diabetes and HbA1c of the subjects were 61.6+/-9.8 years, 24.6+/-3.2kg/m(2), 12.1+/-6.5 year and 7.6+/-1.3%, respectively, and the percentage of those achieving the goal of glycemic control(HbA1c<7%) was 35.7%. Those who achieved glycemic control were older than those who could not and also had a shorter duration of diabetes(p<0.001). There were no significant differences in the BMI, gender and HbA1c levels before treatment between the four groups. The subjects on diet treatment had a lower mean HbA1c level than those on insulin alone or combined therapy(p<0.05) CONCLUSION: The percentage of type 2 diabetic patients in good glycemic control in our general hospital was less than 40%, which was similar to previous western data. It is our suggestion that a large nationwide study is required to more accurately evaluate the state of glycemic control and find the reasons why certain patients could not reach this goal.
Analysis of the Body Mass Index of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic Patients and Its Temporal Trends.
Ji Hye Suk, Jung Choi, Yong Wuk Kim, Jae Suk Park, Ji Sup Kim, Mi Kyung Kim, Sin Yeong Choi, Jeong Hyun Park, Byung Doo Rhee
Korean Diabetes J. 2003;27(2):132-140.   Published online April 1, 2003
  • 1,058 View
  • 18 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
BACKGROUND
Previous epidemiological studies have shown that Korean type 2 diabetic patients were mainly non-obese compared to their Western counterparts. This retrospective study was performed to find the percentage of obese type 2 diabetic patients, and its temporal changes, using the newly proposed Asian criteria for the diagnosis of obesity. In addition, our results were compared with Caucasian data. METHODS: The subjects of our study were all newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients; 157 for 1991, 176 for 1996 and 275 for 2001. The all the study subjects were aged over 30 years. They all had visited the Mary Knoll General Hospital for the first time, and were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus within 1 year. The maximum BMI (Body Mass Index) was calculated from the patients heaviest life-time body weight, and their current BMI from the values obtained at their first visit to our institution. The delta BMI (deltaBMI) was calculated by subtracting the current BMI from the maximum BMI the HbA1c value at the time of the first visit was also recorded. Obesity was defined as a body mass index greater than 25kg/m2. RESULTS: The mean values of maximum BMI were 25.7+/-4.5, 26.4+/-4.3 and 25.9+/-6.0 kg/m2 for the years of 1991, 1996 and 2001, respectively. The mean values of the current BMI were 24.0+/-3.0, 24.2+/-3.0 and 24.8+/-3.6 kg/m2 for the years of 1991, 1996 and 2001, respectively. None of these values showed statistically significant differences. The percentages of obese type 2 diabetic patients in 1991, 1996 and 2001 were 64.3, 69.0 and 66.9%, according to their maximum BMI, respectively. The percentages of obese type 2 diabetic patients, from their current BMI, were 31.8, 39.8 and 43.6% in 1991, 1996 and 2001, respectively, and these values showed statistically significant increases over time (p=0.016). The mean value of the delta BMI was significantly lower in 2001 compared with 1996, and it was positively correlated with the HbA1c at the time of the first visit (p< 0.01). CONCLUSION: The percentage of obese type 2 diabetic patients at the time of the maximum body weight was 60 to 70%, but the percentage at the time of diagnosis had decreased to 30 to 40%. The percentage of obese type 2 diabetic patients at the time of diagnosis significantly increased over time. The mean BMI value of the Korean type 2 diabetic patients was lower than that of Caucasians, but the percentage of obese type 2 diabetic patients and its temporal trends were similar to those of Caucasians. Our study shows that Korean type 2 diabetic patients are as obese as Caucasians when they meet their own diagnostic criteria for obesity.

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal