What is diabetic kidney disease?
One of the complications of diabetes is kidney disease. Our kidneys carry out important functions. They contain millions of tiny filters to remove small waste products from our blood into our urine.
In diabetic kidney disease, high sugar levels damage the filters, causing them to leak and lose their function. Over time, when diabetic kidney disease worsens, the kidneys may fail completely.
However, kidney failure in diabetes is preventable.
How can I prevent diabetic kidney disease?
blood sugar levels and
blood pressure normal can prevent kidney problems.
Your doctor will also arrange for you to undergo regular blood and urine tests to monitor your condition.
if you have diabetic kidney disease, your doctor will prescribe medications to lower your blood pressure and prevent the kidney disease from getting worse.
Why must I go for regular urine tests even though I feel well?
In early stages, diabetic kidney disease begins with leakage of small proteins into the urine. You will feel well and have no symptoms. However, this can be picked up early with a simple urine test, so that steps can be taken to prevent diabetic kidney disease from getting worse.
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