Can enzyme supplementation aid in managing diabetic nephropathy?

Not that I know of. No management showed promise in managing diabetic nephropathy besides control of diabetes, hypertension, cholest &meds i.e. Ace/arb. Avoiding concurrent insult to the kidneys is paramount. In laboratory rates a ketogenic diet actually showed great promise however it is not tolerated or recommended in human diabetics. It further stresses the benefit of strict carbohydrate and diabetes control, though.

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Can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?

Hurt kidneys. High sugars as well as high blood pressure can damage your kidneys over time. Our kidneys filter and process things. When they're hurt, they don't filter as well, and can leak protein into your urine. We check how well your kidneys are working by [1] blood test [2] urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Diabetic nephropathy?

It is... a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow process of >5-15 years. Read more...

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...

What is the best indicator of having diabetic nephropathy?

Protein in the urine. Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease caused by long-standing diabetes. The best indicator that diabetic nephropathy is developing is the amount of urine protein. Normally there is none, or tiny amounts of protein found. In diabetic nephropathy there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine. That's why doctors monitor urine protein, along with blood tests for kidney function. Read more...
Protein in he Urine. Diabetic nephropathy can be determined by two ways via a blood test called creatinine and measuring the protein in the urine (proteinuria). However your doctor will notice proteinuria before your creatinine becomes abnormal. The best way to prevent these issues is to control your diabetes. Read more...

Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

Possibly. It has been shown that women with kidney disease (example diabetic nephropathy) have difficulty becoming pregnant. The worse the kidney disease, the more unlikely a woman becomes pregnant. For those woman who achieve pregnancy, there is a high likelihood the baby survives. However during the pregnancy, the mother's renal disease may worsen, she may develop preeclampsia or she develops chronic htn. Read more...
Miscarriage. I have not heard not read studies regarding this. I would discuss with your primary or obgyn. Read more...

Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Yes. Yes recent advances in understanding the relationship between Adenosine metabolism sakowicz-burkiewicz m, pawelczyk t (2011) j physiol pharmacol. 62 (5), 505-12. Read more...
Diabetes. Research is still fairly preliminary in this field. There may be possibilities but likely years away from approved therapy if they work out. Read more...

When should the daily dose of atenolol be reduced in patients with diabetic nephropathy?

As advised. There is no set rule for decreasing the dose of atenolol. It is for blood pressure so if blood pressure is too low then it would be reduced. This does not have anything to do with diabetic neuropathy. You should only decrease atenolol as advised by your doctor. Read more...

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

Protein in urine. If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this. Read more...

What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

Urine tests. Urinalysis, urine Albumin to creatinine ratio, blood biochemistry, serum creatinine with GFR estimation, kidney ultrasound . Tests to consider- 24 hour urine collection, ct abdomen, magnetic resonance angiography , doppler ultrasound and kidney biopsy. Read more...