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
Dry, itchy skin
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
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.