Diabetic kidney disease, also known as diabetic nephropathy, is a serious complication of diabetes that can lead to kidney failure. It is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide.
High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can damage the tiny filtering units in the kidneys (nephrons) over time. This damage can impair the kidneys’ ability to filter waste products from the blood, leading to the accumulation of harmful substances in the body.
Diabetic kidney disease progresses through five stages:
Several factors can increase your risk of developing diabetic kidney disease, including:
Diabetic kidney disease may not cause symptoms in the early stages. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include:
While there is no cure for diabetic kidney disease, early detection and proper treatment can help slow the progression of the disease and prevent complications. Treatment approaches may include:
At Park Endocrinology Clinic, our team of experienced endocrinologists and nephrologists is committed to providing comprehensive care for individuals with diabetic kidney disease. We understand the unique challenges posed by this condition and offer a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Our expertise in diabetic kidney disease management sets us apart:
Take the First Step Towards Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it is crucial to seek regular medical checkups to monitor your kidney health and address any potential risks early on. If you experience symptoms of kidney disease, such as foamy urine, frequent urination, swelling in the legs, or fatigue, don’t hesitate to seek immediate medical attention.
DISCLAIMER: The result and experience may vary from patient to patient.