JPMA. THE JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.72, no.6, pp.1097-1100, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
Objective: To evaluate the inflammatory cells in the complete blood count test and their relationship with the
glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients.
Methods: The retrospective clinical study was conducted at the Department of Family Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif
University, Istanbul, Turkey, from January 2015 to June 2016, and comprised adult type 2 diabetes patients' data, like
complete blood count and biochemical parameters. The data was stratified according to glycated haemoglobin
levels; <7% in group 1, and >7% in group 2. Data was analysed using SPSS 21.
Results: Of the 320 subjects, 172(54%) were in group 1 and 148(46%) in group 2. Overall, there were 106(33%) male
and 214(67%) female subjects. The mean age of the sample was 53.6±11.9 years. White blood cell count, neutrophil
count and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratios were significantly higher in group 2. Red blood cell count, mean platelet
volume, fasting blood glucose, triglyceride, alanine aminotransferase levels were also significantly higher in group
2 (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Simple complete blood count test can be used as a cost-effective tool to monitor glycaemic regulation
in type 2 diabetes patients.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Type 2, HbA1c, Neutrophil, Lymphocyte. (JPMA 72: 1097; 2022)