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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Swelling: Diabetic kidney disease is a form of chronic kidney disease. In the United States it is the most common cause of kidney failure. Typical symptoms include swelling of the feet, decreased urinary output, poor appetite, nausea. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

A1c, BP, take meds: In short, keep your A1c close to 6.5%, your blood pressure under 130/80, and make sure you are taking a blood pressure medication in the ace inhibitor or arb class. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

Kidney failure: The ultimate "consequence" of diabetic kidney disease is kidney failure and possibility of dialysis or kidney transplant. At this stage, best we can do is help the child control his/her risk factors which is to keep as normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol as possible. Keep close contact with his/her physician. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

Variously: Prevention using an acei or arb and good blood sugar control. For established disease it depends on how badly it has progressed. It is the #1 cause of the need for dialysis and transplantation for chronic kidney disease in the us. ...Read more

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What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

Protein in urine: Diabetes affects kidneys in several ways, causes leakage of protein especially Albumin in the urine and causes reduction in the filtration rate of the kidneys. Over time the kidney becomes more scarred and BP becomes difficult to control. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease requiring dialysis and transplantation. Regular follow with your primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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Diabetic Kidney Problems (Definition)

Diabetic kidney problems is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. It is the leading cause of end stage kidney disease in the U.S. It begins with asymptomatic spilling of protein in the urine. Eventually, it can progress into chronic renal failure and patients require ...Read more


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High Calcium Levels In Blood (Definition)

Defining a high level depends on the normal range of the laboratory measuring the calcium level. There is variability. Commonly a high value is greater than 10.5 mg/dl. However some patients may have fluctuating values ...Read more