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The A1c Test And Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis from a physician. In the United States, about 1 in 10 people have diabetes, a disease that affects the way the body produces or uses insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate glucose (sugar) in the blood. When blood sugar levels get too high, health problems can develop, including kidney problems. In fact, about half of all people diagnosed with diabetes will develop kidney disease. Persistently high sugar levels can damage the small blood vessels in the body. In the kidneys, diabetes can also cause damage to the tiny filters called glomeruli that filter the blood. The result is that your kidneys may begin to leak protein into the urine, and can become unable to properly eliminate the water, salt and waste products from your body. Another complication of diabetes is nerve damage, often causing burning and numbness in the feet. However, it can sometimes also lead to trouble emptying the bladder. Pressure from a full bladder that doesn’t empty properly can further damage the kidneys. What is the A1C test? The A1C, or hemoglobin A1C test, is used Continue reading >>

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  1. HLG01

    What is everyone's A1C?

    And what dosage of medication/insulin do you take? Anything else you like to share, cholestrol level, bp…and how are you battling them?

  2. Traceyrb

    Before starting on the pump (3.5 months ago) my A1C was 11.9 and now 7.9 so I'm pleased with how much its come down in those 3.5 months. Hoping to be under 7 on my next A1C

  3. medic673b

    4 months ago A1c was 5.7 my fasting is around 84-90 was taken off of BP meds after 3 months of power walking mon-fri 3-5 miles a day. Sat mountain biking usually 60-70 min I take Sundays off. i have dropped 30 pounds and kept it off since Dx 2 1/2 years ago on pace for losing about 1 pound a week. resting Pulse rate 52-60 i take Metformin 500mg X 2 day. also take 134mg of Fenofibrate every day for cholesterol but in double blind study of type 2 patients if has been shown to improve Kidney function which means lesser chance of kidney failure

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