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The effect of comorbidity on glycemic control and systolic blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: A cohort study with 5 year follow-up in primary care

Luijks, Hilde D; Biermans, Marion; Bor, Hans Hj J; Lagro-Janssen, Antoine L; de Grauw, Wim JC; Schermer, Tjard R.J.; van Weel, Chris


To explore the longitudinal effect of chronic comorbid diseases on glycemic control (HbA1C) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) in type 2 diabetes patients. Methods In a representative primary care cohort of patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in The Netherlands (n = 610), we tested differences in the five year trend of HbA1C and SBP according to comorbidity profiles. In a mixed model analysis technique we corrected for relevant covariates. Influence of comorbidity (a chronic disease...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138662
Access Rights: Open Access


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