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What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Control diabetes: Uncontrolled diabetes is the number one reason why a person develops ckd. So inorder to delay or prevent ckd, you must control your blood sugar. You should aim for the lowest hemoglobin A1c you can obtain and this lower you risk of developing ckd.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Also control Blood pressure and cholesterol
Apr 8, 2012

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