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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Control risk factors: You need to control your risk factors. Keep your A1c (average 2-3 months blood sugars) to < 7%, keep your blood pressure (very important) and cholest ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Diabetes checked: Keep your diabetes well checked and maintain hemoglobin A1c level close to 6.0. Dcct(diabetic control and complication trial), a large multicenter c ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Dosani
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dm and ckd: Strict control of diabetes and BP along with control of protein in urine. Also control of secondary preventions like lipid control, low dose aspirin, ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Glucose and BP: Presumably you have microalbumuria (elevated urine protein). Diabetic kidney disease can be mostly stopped by controlling glucose (a1c as close to nor ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Protein, sugar, bp: Symptoms- you may not have any symptoms in early kidney disease- get your urine checked for protein, as this is the earliest sign of kidney disease. L ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Close monitoring: Your doctor should monitor your kidney function. It can be done with a blood test called serum creatinine level(normally it is.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Tight control : Keeping blood glucose level close to normal range ( hemoglobin A1c 6.0) does delay the development of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy as well.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BP and DM control: Hypertension and diabetic control to goal is the key.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Exercise: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with low fat food, low salt diet. Avoid excessive weight gain. Stay well hydrated. If you have diabetes or high blood pre ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Segal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Healthy lifestyle: The most common causes of kidney disease is hypertension and high blood glucose. Thus making sure your blood pressure is controlled and that you watc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney disease: Many causes. Most common are uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: There are many causes of kidney disease, but diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity which also may lead to diabetes, are the most common causes. ... Read More
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