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When Does A Diabetic Need Dialysis

2013-12-10 12:00

Dialysis is a replacement therapy which is applied when kidneys fail to function properly.When does a diabetic need dialysis?

Diabetes is very difficult to manage as it can involve multiple body systems and organs.Cardiovascular diseases occur earlier and also more severe in diabetics than non-diabetics.In addition,the patients can experience many other complications like eye disease, nervous disease etc.These complications render the patients with Diabetes start dialysis much earlier than those non-diabetics.However,as the illness condition varies from individual to individual,when to start dialysis for a diabetic is affected by many factors.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

GFR measures how much blood flows through glomeruli each minute.In general,dialysis is prescribed when GFR declines below 10ml/min. However,diabetes patients are recommended to start dialysis when GFR decreases to 15ml/min. However, not all patients will start dialysis with GFR less than 15. If GFR can be elevated, the patients will be able to avoid the onset of dialysis. Email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get to know how to increase GFR.

Complications

Complications are important factors in deciding when to start dialysis for diabetics.If the patients suffer from shortness of breath,nausea and vomiting,fatigue and other serious complications,they may can not live normally. In that case,dialysis will be prescribed even if GFR is high.

Treatment

The good news is that a proper treatment can help the patients avoid the onset of dialysis completely.In Diabetes,the nephrons become scarred and nephrotic.To restore the impaired kidney structure and improve renal function,the patients should have a treatment to restore the damaged nephrons.Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for diabetes and kidney failure.

Stem cells are a group of immature cells with powerful differentiating ability. In right condition, they can differentiate into new cells to replace the necrotic renal functional cells. In this way, the impaired kidney structure will be restored and the kidneys will function better. Dialysis will not be required at all.

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