Is there a need to optimize glycemic control in hemodialyzed diabetic patients?

Kidney Int. 2006 Oct;70(8):1392-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.ki.5001886.

Abstract

The report of Williams et al. gives rise to at least two important questions regarding diabetic patients on maintenance hemodialysis: (1) Does glycemic control play a significant role? (2) Is HbA1c a reliable measure of glycemic control? These questions are discussed. It is recommended that you treat ESRD patients with diabetes according to guidelines given for patients without ESRD.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis*
  • Diabetes Complications / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / analysis
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / blood
  • Hyperglycemia / prevention & control
  • Hypoglycemia / blood
  • Hypoglycemia / prevention & control
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / blood
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A