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Tips for Controlling Diabetes for Dialysis Patients

Controlling diabetes can be achieved, even when you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are on dialysis. From following the advice of your dietitian and doctor and taking medications as prescribed, to eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can take charge of your diabetes.

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Treating Hypoglycemia: Guidelines for Dialysis Patients

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose drops below 70 mg/dL. Monitoring glucose levels for dialysis patients with diabetes is important to avoid serious health risks. There are simple steps to maintain blood sugar levels in a safe range.

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High Blood Sugar and Chronic Kidney Disease

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) poses a significant health risk to people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those on dialysis. It is important for people with CKD to learn the symptoms of high blood sugar and develop ways to prevent it.

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Maintaining Good Diabetes Control

The challenge for anyone with diabetes is to maintain good blood sugar control. Although taking medication as prescribed is vital to good diabetes control, there are many other steps a person with diabetes must take in order to keep blood sugar levels where they should be. Learn how to maintain good diabetes control when you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are on dialysis.

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Low Blood Sugar and Chronic Kidney Disease

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) poses a significant health risk to people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those with diabetes. It is important for people with kidney disease to learn the symptoms of low blood sugar and develop ways to help prevent it.

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The A1C Test and Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

The A1C is a test that monitors long-term blood sugar levels and indicates the risk of complications. For someone who has both diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), it can be more difficult to rely upon A1C test results. A short-term test that measures glycated albumin may be a better test for those with both diabetes and ESRD. Learn more about ways to manage A1C levels.

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Common Oral Diabetes Medications

People diagnosed with diabetes are likely to take one or more drugs prescribed by their doctors for diabetes management. There are many different kinds of medication on the market. This guide to common diabetes medications will tell you why doctors prescribe them, as well as if they’re safe for people with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis.

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Blood Glucose Monitoring for People with Diabetes

Blood glucose monitoring is essential for people with diabetes. Since more people in the United States are being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM), it’s good to be aware of every aspect of the disease, including keeping track of blood sugar. Dr. Stephen McMurray talks about the basics of DM and how to monitor blood sugar when living with this condition.

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Diabetes Emergency Plan: Are You Ready?

Although you may never experience a natural disaster, preparing for an emergency is important, especially if you have diabetes and are on dialysis, and need to wait for help to arrive. Get tips on what to stock in your emergency kit, how to monitor blood sugar, keep insulin safe and more.

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Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease. Keeping diabetes in check and early diagnosis of kidney disease could help decrease the chances of developing kidney failure.

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Get the Facts About Diabetes

Do you have questions about your diabetes diagnosis? Get the facts about diabetes here.

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Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy means kidney damage that occurs as a result of diabetes. Researchers believe poor control of blood sugar or blood glucose levels is one of the reasons people with diabetes develop this type of kidney disease. Learn about diabetic nephropathy symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Diabetes: Definition, Causes and Symptoms

For a while now, a leading topic in the United States has been about the growing number of people diagnosed with diabetes. But what exactly is diabetes? Here you'll find the definition, causes and signs of diabetes.

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Could You Have Diabetic Kidney Disease?

Could you have diabetic kidney disease and not even know it? Here are some questions to ask your doctor.

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Are You In Control of Your Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, your doctor advises you to keep your glucose levels in a healthy range. One of the problems that can occur for diabetics who don’t control their diabetes is the risk of kidney disease which may lead to kidney failure and dialysis. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in America. Learn how you can control your diabetes to avoid other health complications such as renal disease.

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