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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication. Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of uric acid stones.A acidic urine in patients with diabetes is the underlying problem. Avoidance of high uric acid diets such as beer, mushrooms, berries can decrease the risk of stone formation. ...Read more

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How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

2 different things: For reasons we don't understand, sometimes the kidneys may allow some glucose to slip out into the urine even when the blood level of glucose is normal. This can be detected by a urine dipstick test. In diabetes, the blood level of glucose will be high. In some diabetics, the blood glucose gets so high that the sugar spills over into the urine also. ...Read more

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

Lab tests: Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin). Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Kidney damage: Yes, most definately! that's why it's important to keep your blood sugars under control. Two common reasons for kidney dialysis are uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

Blood flow: Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels. If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems. ...Read more

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Is glycosuria a kidney disease?

Is glycosuria a kidney disease?

Not usually: Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes. High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mean kidney disease .However some persons with diabetes can develop kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy as it is called from having diabetes. ...Read more

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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amount of Albumin that your kidneys spill into your urine by taking a medicine called an ace inhibitor or an arb. The dose may need to be titrated up to get your blood pressure down and to reduce the albuminuria. This helps to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Thiazides in CKD: Thiazides are not contraindicated in renal failure for any medical reason. They are not used as they are ineffective of making patients urinate. Patients with chronic kidney disease are placed on loop diuretics which are able to evoke a diuretic response in patients with it. Patients on dialysis are given these drugs when they still have residual renal function so they can eliminate urine. ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

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How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more