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How Does Diabetes Affect Our Kidneys

How Does Diabetes Affect Our KidneysHow does Diabetes affect our kidneys? Diabetes is a very dangerous illness, because it can affect many of our organs like kidney, eye, feet, nerve system and so on. Kidney problem resulted from Diabetes is called Diabetic Nephropathy which develops to kidney failure easily if we fail to seize the best treatment opportunity. Many diabetics know Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, but few of them know Diabetes affect our kidneys.

How does Diabetes affect our kidneys?

Diabetes is an illness marked by high blood sugar level. Healthy kidneys play lots of role in our body. They not only regulate blood pressure, but also cleanse blood and secrete hormone. When blood sugar is high in our body, our kidneys will work hardly to remove excess glucose through urine. It is ok for us to have temporary high blood sugar, but if we fail to control our blood sugar level well, our kidneys will finally be damaged due to high workload.

Onset of Diabetic Nephropathy is marked by albumin in urine, so diabetics who are detected with excess albumin in urine should be careful about their kidneys. Once diabetic Nephropathy is diagnosed, medical treatment should be given as soon as possible to stop further illness progression; otherwise, dialysis will be finally needed.

What should we do when kidneys are affected by Diabetes?

Following treatment measures are needed with diabetic kidney problem:

1. Tight control of blood sugar

Persistent high blood sugar is the root cause of kidney damage, so we need to control blood sugar in normal range, so as to prevent further harm on kidney. Insulin infection and hypoglycemic drugs like metformin can be applied to regulate blood sugar level.

2. Effective treatment to repair injured kidney tissues

When some kidney tissues are damaged and fail to function properly, residual kidney tissues bear heavy burden and they may thus be damaged. In such a case, we can take effective treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to repair injured kidney tissues. This is very protective to residual kidney tissues and also some kidney function can be successfully restored in this way.

3. Control blood pressure in normal range

When kidney function is impaired due to years of uncontrolled Diabetes, blood pressure will be elevated. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is also very harmful for kidney, so it is necessary for us to control blood pressure in normal range. Medicines like ACE inhibitors and ARBs can be applied in such a case.

4. Arrange a kidney-friendly diet

Exact diet plan is based on specific illness condition, but in general it follow these principles: low-salt, low-protein, low-sugar, and also low-fluid if there is fluid retention. You can ask our online doctor for personalized suggestions as for this aspect.

Our kidneys play very important roles for a healthy body, so if we are a diabetic, it is necessary for us to know what to do to protect our kidneys, so as to avoided unnecessary health issues.

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