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What is HbA1c?

December 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Diabetes and Kidney link

October 17, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

There is a direct link between diabetes and kidneys. Diabetes mellitus or the uncontrolled diabetes is the principal cause of kidney failure. In fact, majority of kidney transplant patients suffer some form of diabetes. Kidney is an essential body organ who main function is to remove waste and other toxic materials from the blood. In case of diabetics, the kidneys play the role eliminating excess sugar (glucose) in the blood. Sugar or glucose molecules are relatively larger than the waste molecules that the kidney usually filters.

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