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HIV-positive individuals tend to develop frailty at a younger age than the general population.
However, while HbA1c and fasting glucose levels decline after a hep C cure, the clinical significance of such shifts remains unclear.
A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.
This is according to an analysis of multiple factors potentially related to a diabetes diagnosis in a large group of French people with HIV.
As treatment of the virus has improved among women with HIV, type 2 diabetes care lags far behind.
More of those living with HIV are developing diabetes.
Compared with their HIV-negative peers, HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of treatment for a host of health problems.
A recent study found that the virus was associated with abdominal obesity as well as high triglycerides and low LDL cholesterol.
People with the virus are living longer and are thus more likely to develop diabetes—plus certain HIV meds may also raise the risk.
The condition is a manifestation of cardiovascular disease.
Researchers urge clinicians to closely monitor their patients with HIV and chronic kidney disease.
Later, his son accidentally pricked himself after checking his father’s blood sugar.
Neither age nor body weight were significantly associated with type 2 diabetes among older people with HIV in a recent study.
Among the hep C population, other factors associated with chronic kidney disease include being older and having diabetes or HIV.
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