Lund University is celebrating 350 years. Read more on lunduniversity.lu.se

Menu

Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.

Red cell distribution width, haemoglobin A1c and incidence of diabetes mellitus.

Author:
  • Gunnar Engström
  • Gustav Smith
  • Margaretha Persson
  • Peter Nilsson
  • Olle Melander
  • Bo Hedblad
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 174-183
Publication/Series: Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume: 276
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract english

Hyperglycaemia has multiple effects on the red blood cell (RBC), including glycation of haemoglobin, reduced deformability and reduced lifespan. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the heterogeneity of erythrocyte volumes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between RDW and glucose, haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM).

Keywords

  • Medical and Health Sciences

Other

Published
  • Cardio-vascular Epidemiology
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • ISSN: 1365-2796
E-mail: gustav.smith [at] med.lu.se

Associate professor

Cardiology

+46 46 17 26 33

D1232C

32

Research project participant

Cardiovascular Epigenetics

32

Research project participant

Heart Failure and Mechanical Support

32

Project manager

Molecular Epidemiology and Cardiology

+46 46 17 26 33

32

Lund University Diabetes Centre, CRC, SUS Malmö, Entrance 72, House 91:12. SE-205 02 Malmö. Telephone: +46 40 39 10 00