Diabetic Nephropathy

  • What is diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetes may cause diabetic nephropathy to damage the kidney. Diabetes causes high blood glucose levels that can damage the part of the kidneys that filters your blood.

  • What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

You may not notice any signs or symptoms in the early stages of this disease. In later stages, the signs and symptoms include:

  1. Worsening blood pressure control
  2. Protein in the urine
  • What causes diabetic nephropathy?

When the blood glucose levels are high it damages how a person’s kidneys function which causes diabetic nephropathy. If this is not treated in the early stage then these high glucose levels can damage various areas of the body, including the cardiovascular system and kidneys.

  • How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

The early stages of nephropathy can be identified by screening for microalbuminuria with a spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio.

  • How to prevent diabetic nephropathy?

Few ways to prevent diabetic nephropathy are:

  1. Medications
  2. Manage high blood sugar
  3. Lower high cholesterol
  4. Foster bone health
  5. Control protein in urine

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