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How Is CKD Caused by Diabetes

2014-07-10 02:13

How Is CKD Caused by DiabetesDiabetes is said to be the leading one cause of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease), but how is kidney affected by high blood sugar? For diabetics, only when they are clear about the process that Diabetes damages kidney, can they know well how to protect kidney with diagnosis of Diabetes.

How does Diabetes causes CKD?

Diabetes is an illness marked by persistent high blood sugar and CKD refers to the progressive loss of kidney function. It seems there is no relationship between them, but actually, long-term high blood sugar damages kidney directly.

In normal cases, glucose flows with blood. When one develops Diabetes, glucose level in blood becomes higher. Kidney is in charge of filtering blood and during this process, excess blood sugar will be excreted out of the body with urine. Therefore, for diabetics, their kidneys have to work hardly to lower blood glucose level. Long-term hard work damages kidney and impairs kidney function.

How to protect kidney with Diabetes?

To protect kidney well with Diabetes, the following several tips should be kept in mind by diabetics:

1. Control blood sugar in normal range with antidiabetics and low-sugar diet.

2. Avoid foods that may increase kidney burden like high protein foods, high-sodium foods, high potassium foods, fried foods and high cholesterol foods.

3. Regular physical exercises

4. No smoking and drinking

What to do when kidney is affected by Diabetes?

Kidney problem caused by Diabetes is called Diabetic Nephropathy and once being diagnosed with this illness, patients need to:

1. Keep blood sugar in normal range, so as to prevent further kidney damages. To achieve this goal, they usually need to take antidiabetics or insulin infection and then have a low-suagr diet.

2. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to repair kidney damages and improve kidney function. For these whose kidney function has been impaired, only when kidney function is rebuilded or improved, can patients go back to normal life again.

3. Well-plan diet to reduce kidney burden. What we eat affect our physical condition directly. For Diabetic Nephropathy patients, improper diet will increase kidney burden, leading to worsening of kidney condition, so a well-plan diet is needed to reduce kidney burden and protect residual kidney tissues.

4. No bad habits like smoking and drinking alcohol

5. Keep being optimistic and be in good mood.

Lastly, Diabetic Nephropathy is the most common Chronic Kidney Diseaes and also the number one cause of dialysis. Therefore, once developing Diabetes, we need to bring it under control effectively, so as to protect our other internal organs like kidney from being affected.

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