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The importance of continuous monitoring of fasting blood sugar (FBS) levels of diabetic patients has been established. An observational prospective study was conducted. Our analysis included 1,700,796 individuals from the nationwide South Korean National Health Insurance System cohort. FBS variability was measured by standard deviation (SD). Kaplan-Meier curves demonstrated elevated disease probability in the higher FBS fluctuation group compared with the lower FBS fluctuation group. After adjusting for confounding variables, Cox proportional hazards analysis showed that the hazard ratios of 411 individuals in the highest quartile of SD variation of FBS were 1.77 (95% confidence interval 1.37-2.28, p<0.001) compared with the lowest quartile of SD variation of FBS. The impact of FBS fluctuation on the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cerebrovascular diseases, CVD mortality and all-cause mortality in the highest quartiles of diabetic and non-diabetic individuals was statistically significant. Visit-to-visit FBS variability has prognostic value for predicting micro- and macrovascular disease, cardiovascular mortality, and all-cause mortality.


H M An, S H Yeo, H J Chung, H S Cho, S J Bae, J-Y Kim, D R Kang, M Y Lee, J Y Lee. Visit-to-visit changes in fasting blood sugar and the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality in the Korean population: a nationwide population-based cohort study. European review for medical and pharmacological sciences. 2021 Jan;25(1):263-272

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PMID: 33506915

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