A 22-year-old member asked:
What are the benefits of treating anemia in people with diabetes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 14 years experience
Same as for nonDM: Pretty much same benefits as treating anemia in a non-diabetic. Less stress on heart, more energy. Only difference that might benefit diabetics may be more accurate a1c, as iron deficiency can make A1c less accurate.
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Family Medicine 29 years experience
Better health: Treating anemia typically leads to higher energy levels. The major question to answer is "what is the cause of the anemia?". This is critically important. For example, colon cancer causes a slow intestinal bleed can be a cause of anemia, and early detection of colon cancer makes a cure much more likely.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What causes anemia in people with diabetes?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production.
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