Diabetic Kidney Care

Diabetic Kidney Care

kidneyKidney disease is much more common in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes. Kidney disease accounted for 21% of all deaths for patients with type1 diabetes, and 11% of patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is caused by damage to the tiniest blood vessels. When small blood vessels begin to develop damage, both kidneys begin to leak proteins into the urine. As damage to the blood vessels continues, the kidneys gradually lose their ability to remove waste products from the blood.

Symptoms of Diabetic Nephropathy

There are usually no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic nephropathy. When symptoms do begin to appear, they may include

  • Ankle swelling and mild fatigue
  • Extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting
  • Urinating less than usual

Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy

The best way to prevent diabetic nephropathy is to control your blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Patients should avoid taking medications that can sometimes have harmful side effects upon the kidneys also can help to prevent kidney disease. Moreover, patients should check their microalbumine levels in urine, do their Kidney function tests on a regular basis. Low protein diet and a balanced lifestyle can also help preventing diabetic nephropathy.

Diabetic Nephropathy at Kins

At Kins Diabetes Speciality Centre, our doctors can advise to check the amount of albumin available in urine which is called as microalbuminuria and suggest regular monitoring of urine and blood tests to check the health of your kidneys.