November 14, 2022
World Diabetes Day is on the 14 November and it’s a good opportunity to highlight the causal relationship between diabetes and kidney damage.
Type 1 and type 2 Diabetes can lead to Diabetic kidney damage and kidney failure if poorly controlled. It’s the leading cause of kidney failure in developed countries. The options for end stage kidney failure are either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Prevention with education is vital to decrease this epidemic globally
Patients with Diabetes may have their filtration system in the kidneys affected over many years. This leads to some of the following symptoms:
Leading a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that your chronic medical conditions are well controlled may halt progression or reverse kidney damage.
Some of the risk factors for progression are
Kidney education and prevention is vital and may delay or halt progression of kidney damage to kidney failure. Please ask your doctor for regular kidney screening with blood and urine tests. It’s important to know your kidney status especially if you are diabetic.
Dr. Jay Moodley
Busamed Gateway Private Hospital
November 22, 2023
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