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KIDNEY DISEASE, DIABETIC

Diabetic kidney disease, otherwise known as diabetic nephropathy is a serious kidney-related complication due to type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Diabetic nephropathy affects the capacity of your kidneys to do their standard function of removing waste items and excess fluid from your body. The most ideal approach to counteract diabetic nephropathy is by keeping a healthy lifestyle and treating your diabetes and hypertension.

Your kidney disease may advance to kidney failure, and can progress into a serious condition. When the final stage comes, your treatment choices are dialysis or a kidney transplant.

TYPES

SYMPTOMS

During the early stages of diabetic nephropathy, you may not see any signs. In the later stages, the signs and symptoms will include:

  • Worsening blood pressure
  • Protein in your urine
  • Swelling of feet, lower legs, hands or area around the eyes
  • Excessive need to urinate
  • Confusion or trouble concentrating
  • Gradual loss of appetite
  • Persistent tingling
  • Fatigue

DIAGNOSIS

Your doctor will get some information about your signs and symptoms, order some tests, and get some information about your medical history.

To come up a diagnosis, if you have diabetic kidney disease, you may require certain tests such as the following:

TREATMENT

The initial phase in treating diabetic nephropathy is treating your diabetes and, if necessary, your hypertension.

In the beginning stages of the disease, your treatment plan may include different drugs, such as those that:

After treatment, your doctor may suggest follow-up testing at standard intervals to see whether your kidney disease stays stable or progresses.

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