Measurement of serum fructosamine is used for mid-term evaluation of diabetes control in diabetic patients.
Fructosamine is a generic term and refers to any glycosylated protein. It is formed by the non-enzymatic reaction of blood glucose with certain amino acids of blood proteins. This non-enzymatic glycosylation reaction is proportional to the blood glucose concentration. Since albumin (albumin) is the most abundant serum protein, it accounts for approximately 80% of the glycosylated serum proteins and thus, a high proportion of fructosamine.
Measurement of fructosamine is used to control diabetic patients, reflecting glucose concentrations over a shorter time (2-3 weeks) than measurement of glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c). It can be used as an indicator of mid-term control of glucose levels in diabetic patients with abnormal hemoglobin, in patients with gestational diabetes and in children with type 1 diabetes.
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