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Acta clinica Croatica, Vol.50 No.2 June 2011. -

The aim was to assess glycemia regulation in a blind diabetic patient after getting a guide dog. Glycosylated hemoglobin HbA1c results of a blind patient before and after getting the guide dog were retrospectively collected. The paired t-test results yielded a two-tailed P value of 0.0925, a difference considered not statistically significant; the 95% confidence interval of this difference varied from -0.2494 to 1.889. An improvement of glycemia regulation was observed with the guide dog compared to previous glycemia regulation, however, the difference was not statistically significant. The moderate improvement could probably be attributed to the mobility of the blind person having a guide dog. Standard quality of life tests should be included in the evaluation of diabetic blind persons, especially the impact of a guide dog on glycemic control or other chronic complications of diabetes.

Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic retinopathy; Hemoglobin A, glycosylated; Blindness – rehabilitation; Dogs



Autor: Betty Korljan-Babić - Sanja Baršić-Ostojić - Željko Metelko - Nikica Car - Manja Prašek - Veselin Škrabić - Slaven Kokić

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