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What is HbA1c?

What is HbA1c?

Posted 07 November 2010 | By | Categories: Diabetes | No Comments

Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying pigment that gives blood its red color and is also the predominant protein in red blood cells. About 90% of hemoglobin is hemoglobin A (the “A” stands for adult type). Although one chemical component accounts for 92% of hemoglobin A, approximately 8% of hemoglobin A is made up of minor components [...]

The Complexities of Diabetes

The Complexities of Diabetes

Posted 05 November 2010 | By | Categories: Diabetes | No Comments

The main complexities stem from the nature of the feedback loop itself, which is sought to be regulated. The glucose cycle is a system which is affected by two factors: entry of glucose into the bloodstream and also blood levels of insulin to control its transport out of the bloodstream As a system, it is [...]

Millions of People Worldwide Suffer from Diabetes

Millions of People Worldwide Suffer from Diabetes

Posted 04 November 2010 | By | Categories: Diabetes | No Comments

In 2000, according to the World Health Organization, at least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, or 2.8% of the population. Its incidence is increasing rapidly, and it is estimated that by 2030, this number will almost double. Diabetes mellitus occurs throughout the world, but is more common (especially type 2) in the more developed [...]