Patients with diabetes mellitus as well as those with renal failure had high hemoglobin A1 (HbA1) levels. However, the portion of HbA1a+b fractions was larger in patients with renal failure than in diabetic patients. Thus, if renal disorder is advanced, caution should be exercised in evaluating HbA1 data. Furthermore, not only is the collective determination of Hb minor components such as HbA1 required, but also investigation of changes in HbA1a+b in patients with renal failure or diabetic nephropathy.

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