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Will my kidneys fail due to my diabetes type 2 disease?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not necessarily: If your diabetes and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure) are adequately controlled, your kidneys should not fail. However, both diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common causes of kidney failure in adults but it is not inevitable that diabetics will develop failing kidneys. The key is diet, exercise, blood sugar control, and medication adherence.
Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not Necessarily: Good control of blood sugar, blood pressure and weight significantly decrease risk of kidney failure in diabetes.

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