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How to Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease for Diabetes Patients

2017-05-02 17:23| Font Size A A A

How to Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease for Diabetes PatientsDiabetes becomes more and more common nowadays. In general, for people with many years diabetes often have different degree of kidney damage, about 30%-50% diabetes patients can develop into diabetic kidney disease. Then how to prevent diabetic kidney disease for diabetes patients? In following article, we will learn it.

Diabetic kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy, is a chronic complication of diabetes. Diabetic patients are at high risks of getting end stage kidney failure, and patients also have a poorer prognosis than other kinds of kidney diseases patients.

Because there is no obvious symptoms in early stage of diabetic kidney disease, so patients often have developed into middle or advanced stage when they got symptoms like proteinuria, swelling eyelids, fundus lesions, etc. Diabetes and kidney disease can promote each other deterioration degree, thus can increase the difficulty for treatment. So, diabetes patients should pay attention about their kidney health.

Here are some suggestions for diabetes patients to protect their disease and prevent diabetic kidney disease.

1. Check the urine

If patients get thin bubbles in urine, and the bubbles last for a long time without disappear, patients are suggested to check the urine in hospital. For diabetic patients, early kidney problem cant only be tested by routine urine test or 24-hour urine protein examination, they should also check the microalbuminuria, because it is more sensitive and can test the kidney damage.

2. Check the blood pressure regularly

For diabetes patients with high blood pressure, they should control well of their blood pressure (not higher than 140/80 mmHg). If their blood pressure cant be controlled well, they should take pressure test regularly everyday.

3. Control blood pressure and blood fat

Except controlling blood pressure, diabetes patients should also control the blood sugar level strictly, FBG ( fasting blood-glucose ) should not be higher than 7.0 mmol/L, postprandial blood glucose cant be higher than 10.0 mmol/L. And the glycosylated hemoglobin should not be higher than 7.0%, in addition, the blood fat should also be controlled in normal range.

4. Control the best time for treatment without escape

Parts of diabetes patients may get persistent microalbuminuria after 10-15 years. In early stage of diabetic kidney disease, patients should control well of blood sugar, blood pressure and blood fat, it can slow down the progression of kidney disease development. And patients should also take effective treatment to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function, which can make a good prognosis to diabetes patients.

Above are the suggestions for diabetes patients to prevent diabetic kidney disease. If you want to learn more, you can send e-mail to, or contact whatsapp +8613633219293.

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