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.

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What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?

Renal glycosuria. Mild damage to the proximal tubule is quite common and if the blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c are okay, it's "renal glycosuria". Some lucky folks have this genetically and can eat more without getting fat. Or it can warn of Wilson's, medication allergy or some other very worrisome thing. Truth be told, a workup's in order. Read more...
Unusual. Glycosuria is almost always caused by elevated blood glucose levels, usually due to untreated diabetes. Other causes include pregnancy, liver disease, kidney filtration problems, & benign glycosuria which occurs without significant disease. It is not common in UTI. I don't believe glucose in the urine causes kidney disease; kidneys damaged by disease (diabetes,etc) will not reabsorb sugar properly. Read more...
A small minority. of people will have slight glycosuria, either normally or due to a genetic kidney disorder. It doesn't generally cause damage to the kidney; elevated glucose, however, will damage the kidney and many other organs. Discuss w/your doctor. Glycosuria can increase potential for uti, not the other way around unless your blood sugar increases. Read more...

Can you tell me how diabetes mellitus could cause kidney failure?

Process. It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed. All this happens throughout the years. Read more...

Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Process. It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed. All this happens throughout the years. Read more...

May kidney failure affect the eyes of a patient with diabetes mellitus 2?!

Not necessarily. Diabetes can certainly affect the eye causing diabetic retinopathy. If someone has renal failure due to diabetes it is very likely they also have retinopathy. Kidney failure may affect blood pressure, which may have an affect on the eyes. It is very important to control blood sugar and blood pressure when diabetic to minimize chance of complications/diabetic retinopathy. Read more...
Not directly, but.. Diabetes mellitus of either type is a serious disease that if not properly controlled, damages the blood vessels of the body. It commonly affects the eyes (and can blind a person), heart, kidneys, brain, and legs/feet. If a patient has kidney failure due to dm2, then it's likely that the diabetes has also affected the eyes. The diabetes must be controlled to stop the damage- c endocrinologist. Read more...

What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes. Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. Read more...
Read your syllabus. This sounds like a homework assignment for nursing school. You need to read your course syllabus and references and prepare your answers using that material. If you don't the jargon will differ & your instructors will know you did not and grade your performance accordingly. Read more...

Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Trauma. THe simplest way is to consider the delicate kidney and its filtering system. Now think of a sugar granule all sharp and jagged. At 200 your sugar will pass into the urine the higher your glucose goes the more sugar you pass and the more these sugar granules traumatize the delicate kidney. That's is the easiest way to answer this in 400 letters. Read more...

My father has diabetes mellitus 2 and kidney failure. Recently he has been suffering of blindness, but just for some seconds his eyes stop to see.?

Needs eye exam. If your father has diabetes and kidney failure, it is very likely he has diabetic retinopathy as well. This is diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. Blindness or blurry vision that lasts several seconds at a time could also represent ischemia or lack of blood blow to the eye or brain. This needs to be evaluated by his primary physician and an ophthalmologist. Read more...
Could be urgent. If he has been having brief periods of visual loss, he needs to be evaluated urgently to see if action needs to be taken to prevent a stroke. Read more...