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Diabetic Kidney Disease : Overview

What is diabetic renal disorder ?

Diabetic renal disorder 
may be a sort of renal disorder caused by diabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. About 1 out of 4 adults with diabetes has renal disorder. The main job of the kidneys is to filter wastes and extra water out of your blood to make urine. Your kidneys also help control blood pressure and make hormones that your body needs to stay healthy.

When your kidneys are damaged, they can’t filter blood like they should, which can cause wastes to build up in your body. Kidney damage can also cause other health problems. Kidney damage caused by diabetes usually occurs slowly, over a few years. You can take steps to protect your kidneys and to prevent or delay kidney damage.


How does diabetes cause kidney disease?

High blood glucose, also called blood sugar, can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys. When the blood vessels are damaged, they don’t work as well. Many people with diabetes also develop high vital sign 
, which may also damage your kidneys. Learn more about high blood pressure and kidney disease.

What increases my chances of developing diabetic kidney disease?
Having diabetes for a extended 
time increases the probabilities that you simply will have kidney damage. If you've got diabetes, you're more likely to develop renal disorder if your


Ø  Blood glucose is too high

Ø  Blood pressure is too high

African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics/Latinos develop diabetes, kidney disease, and renal failure 
at a better rate than Caucasians.

You are also more likely to develop kidney disease if you have diabetes and


Ø  Smoke

Ø  Don’t follow your diabetes eating plan

Ø  Eat foods high in salt

Ø  Are not active

Ø  Are overweight

Ø  Have heart disease

Ø  Have a family history of kidney failure

How can I tell if I have diabetic kidney disease?

Most people with diabetic renal disorder 
don't have symptoms. The only way to know if you have diabetic kidney disease is to get your kidneys checked.
Health care professionals use blood and urine tests to see for diabetic renal disorder . Your health care professional will check your urine for albumin and will also do a blood test to see how well your kidneys are filtering your blood.

You should get tested every year for kidney disease if you


Ø  Have type 2 diabetes

Ø  Have had type 1 diabetes for more than 5 years

Does diabetic kidney disease get worse over time?

Kidney damage from diabetes can worsen 
over time. However, you can take steps to keep your kidneys healthy and help slow kidney damage to prevent or delay kidney failure. Kidney failure means your kidneys have lost most of their ability to function—less than 15 percent of normal kidney functions. However, most of the people with diabetes and renal disorder don’t find you with renal failure.

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