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Top 8 Measurements To Prevent Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-09-26 01:31

Top 8 Measurements To Prevent Diabetic NephropathyKidney disease is one stubborn disease and brings many sufferings to the sufferers. So medical treatment must combine with diet management to prevent the progression of kidney disease. Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is a medical condition in which long time of poor diabetes control leads to kidney damage. The following is some measurements for preventing DN.

1. Drink more water

Patients should maintain maintain water intake and excretion of urine within 1500-2000ml.

2. Limit protein and potassium intake properly

Patients with diabetic nephropathy should limit fruits and drinks with potassium. Protein intake should be limited in 0.6-0.8g per body weight per day. Also it is better to eat some easily-digestible foods like fish and lean meat.

3. Sodium restriction

Diabetic patients should choose some light and low sodium foods. Sodium intake should be within 6g per day.

4. Control blood sugar strictly

On one hand, you should limit calorie intake strictly; on the other hand, keep blood sugar level under good control. What’s more, you also need to avoid the mood fluctuation and infection as well as other factors which may induce fluctuated blood sugar level.

5. Control blood pressure

Blood pressure should be controlled below 130/80mmHg.

6. Renal toxic medications

Some renal toxic medications may also do damages on kidneys, so diabetic nephropathy patients should avoid renal toxic medications application.

7. Vitamin and micro-elements intake

Patients can intake sufficient vitamin and micro-elements, especially vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, calcium and iron, which has function of protecting kidneys.

8. No smoking

This is an important factor which can aggravate diabetic nephropathy. So diabetes patients should quit smoking.

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