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Is Dialysis Recommended to Diabetes Patients with Creatinine 8

2013-11-04 09:47

Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). As kidneys fail to function properly,waste products will build up in bloodstream.High creatinine will be the result as kidneys fail. Is dialysis recommended to diabetes patients with creatinine 8?

How serious is Diabetes with creatinine 8?

Creatinine is the byproduct of muscle metabolism.In healthy condition,after it is produced,it will be removed from body by kidneys at a constant rate.The normal range of creatinine in bloodstream is between 0.6~1.1.Creatinine 8 is associated with extremely severe kidney damage.A large number of complications and discomforts will come into light such as fatigue, cardiovascular diseases, nausea and vomiting etc.

Kidney damage in diabetes results from high pressure against the tiny blood vessels in kidneys due to high blood sugar level. As the tiny blood vessels are impaired, kidneys will fail to function adequately.As a result,creatinine builds up in body.

Is dialysis recommended to diabetes patients with creatinine 8?

Creatinine is not the only factor to decide when to start dialysis. In the past,the patients are suggested to start dialysis when creatinine increases to 5.However,the latest research shows that delaying dialysis can improve survival rate of people with Kidney Transplant.

The following factors should also be taken into consideration before deciding when to start dialysis.


Diabetes is a systemic disorder and can cause more complications than nondiabetic patients.Diabetes patients with creatinine 8 often experience a large number of complications. Serious complications can advance the onset of dialysis.Some patients may start dialysis very early even the creatinine level is very low.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

Generally,renal patients are suggested to have dialysis when GFR is below 10.However,the diabetics usually start dialysis earlier due to the serious complications.Once GFR declines below 15,dialysis may be initiated.

If the above factors are taken into consideration,but you still have no idea when to start dialysis, you can consult with our online doctor for an answer.

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