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Nephrology and Kidney Care for Diabetics: Diabetes causes tremendous stress and damage to the kidneys. Diabetes patients are frequently renally impaired and at high risk for kidney failure if not on dialysis. This further complicates the management of their diabetes and increases mortality risk. However, new treatments, drugs, and clinical insights are aiding medical professionals in their fight against kidney disease and its relationship to diabetes.

HbA1C Test Poorly Predictive in Dialysis Patients

Conventional glucose control monitoring methods may not be as meaningful in diabetes patients with end-stage renal disease, researchers found. Patients on dialysis will normally show a lower A1c than they actually have, giving patients and physicians a false sense of security.… The Gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients …

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