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What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Diabetes and kidneys

Diabetic kidney disease (dkd) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in the us.
It is caused by high sugar in the blood doing damage to the kidney. The earliest sign of dkd is proteinuria. As they lose function due to dkd, they cannot eliminate fluid and waste products well so they accumulate. Control of blood sugar and hypertension are important in preventing dkd. Se a nephrologist.

In brief: Diabetes and kidneys

Diabetic kidney disease (dkd) is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in the us.
It is caused by high sugar in the blood doing damage to the kidney. The earliest sign of dkd is proteinuria. As they lose function due to dkd, they cannot eliminate fluid and waste products well so they accumulate. Control of blood sugar and hypertension are important in preventing dkd. Se a nephrologist.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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