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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease Rises with A1c over 6.0%

Pages changed: Research Connecting Organ Damage to Blood Sugar Level
Diabetic Kidney Damage

Added reference to new 11-year study that found a straight line relationship between A1c and the risk of chronic kidney disease. The risk began to rise significantly as A1c rose over 6.0%.

The study is found here:

Poor Glycemic Control in Diabetes and the Risk of Incident Chronic Kidney Disease Even in the Absence of Albuminuria and Retinopathy: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Lori D. Bash et al. Arch Intern Med. Vol. 168 No. 22, Dec 8/22, 2008

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