Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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Last Updated: 06 May 2022

Diabetes makes your body less able to use the foods you eat as resources of energy. Therefore, sugar that the body uses as fuel develops in the blood. In time, having too much glucose in your blood can harm capillary and kidneys. African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics and Latinos have diabetes, persistent kidney disease, and kidney failure at rates greater than whites. People with diabetes need to have their kidney function measured at least annually with blood and urine tests. To get the most energy from the foods you eat and feel your finest, you might have to comply with a special diet plan. Insulin is a hormone that assists your body use glucose. You may offer yourself insulin to increase your body's supply. Or you may take other medications to help your body release more insulin or use insulin better. The stage of your kidney disease can lower the amount of insulin your body requirements. Talk with your medical care provider if your blood sugar level is commonly too low. Closely see your blood sugar with a meter as directed by your provider. Two types of blood pressure medications aid people with both diabetes and high blood pressure minimize the risk of getting kidney disease. Researches reveal these medicines work even in people with diabetes that don't have high blood pressure. Managing these other risk variables for kidney disease and diabetes will also aid reduce kidney disease development: If you smoke, stop cigarette smoking as soon as possible. Managing high blood pressure is very essential. Limiting alcohol will assist reduce kidney disease.

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