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How Does Diabetes Cause Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD)

2012-10-24 11:30

Chronic Kidney Disease caused by Diabetes is clinically called Diabetic Nephropathy which can be the final cause of diabetic's death. Therefore, preventing kidney problem in advance is very essential for diabetics. However, many people with Diabetes have no idea about how Diabetes cause kidney damages, let alone how to prevent kidney problem. To have a better understanding about prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy, let's fount out how Diabetes cause Chronic Kidney Disease at all.

How does Diabetes cause Chronic Kidney Disease?

Diabetes is an abnormal medical condition that is marked by high blood sugar level. Normally, blood glucose can be consumed successfully by our body through insulin, however, because of failed generation to insulin, blood sugar can not be consumed effectively. And as a result of this, high blood sugar level occurs.

Glucose is the nutrition substance to our body and is normally kept in our body through our kidney. Long-term high blood sugar level results in the increase of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which can cause renal damages directly. Besides, it is also said high level of blood sugar increase renal burden and therefore elevates GFR (Glomerular Filtration Membrane), a medical index used to reflect how well our kidney function. It is ok for our kidney to bear a high burden for a short time, but if this condition, say high blood sugar level, lasts for a long time, kidneys will be damaged.

How to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease with Diabetes?

From the above explanation, we can know that control blood sugar into normal range is very essential for diabetics to prevent kidney problem. Also, as high blood sugar also damage kidney directly, controlling blood pressure is also necessary if diabetics have elevated blood pressure.

To have a better control about blood sugar and blood pressure, a scientific diet and moderate physical activities are also helpful. People with different illness condition need different diet and physical exercises, so if you want to learn more information about diet and exercises for Diabetes, welcome to leave message to us and we are glad to offer free suggestions.

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