Good Care Makes Diabetes Kidney Disease Difference

Diabetic kidney disease is a complication that occurs in some people with diabetes. It can progress to kidney failure in some cases.Diabetic kidney disease is actually the most common cause of kidney failure. Around one in five people needing dialysis has diabetic kidney disease.

Symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Difficulty thinking clearly

A poor appetite

Weight loss

Dry, itchy skin

Muscle cramps

Fluid retention which causes swollen feet and ankles

Puffiness around the eyes

Needing to pass urine more often than usual

Being pale due to anaemia

Feeling sick

Good Care Makes a Difference

work with their health care provider regarding insulin injections, medicines, meal planning, physical activity, and blood glucose monitoring.

ask their health care provider to measure their eGFR at least once a year to learn how well their kidneys are working.

ask their health care provider to measure the amount of protein in their urine at least once a year to check for kidney damage.

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