3 Factors Speed Up the Need for Dialysis in Type 2 Diabetics

Photo of Bedside Dialysis - Finding May Delay Dialysis for Millions with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have found 3 risk factors that determine whether a person with type 2 diabetes will need dialysis decades earlier than others.

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Lower HbA1c May Not Prevent Diabetes Complications

Sugar Levels and Diabetes Complications

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, the HbA1c level targeted by physicians may not actually lower the risk of kidney, vision and neuropathy complications for diabetics, contrary to longstanding belief.

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Diabetic Kidney Disease Rate Surprises Researchers

Ian de Boer - Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Researchers were surprised with the findings of their study of the prevalence of diabetic kidney disease in the US, which was based on data from 1988 through 2014.

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Diabetes Drug Lowers Cardiovascular and Kidney Complication Risk

Liraglutide - Brand name Victoza

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a common diabetes drug, a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

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Fluoride Risks to Diabetics, Kidney Patients and Thyroid Function


Diabetics and patients with kidney disease often consume increased amounts of fluorides from fluoridated water, which can harm thyroid function, the body and the brain.

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Problems in Type 2 Diabetics


Researchers have identified a link between sleep apnea in people with type 2 diabetes and impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy.

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Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

Viagra for prediabetes

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart, kidney disease risk.

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Patiromer Prevents Life-Threatening Side Effects of Kidney Disease Treatment


Called a “Huge Deal” by George Bakris, MD, a one-year study showed that Patiromer returned blood potassium levels to normal and kept them under control in patients being treated for Kidney Disease.

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Study Finds Best Blood Pressure Treatment for Diabetics with Kidney Disease


Study shows that two specific types of drugs, alone or in combination, are the most effective regimen for preventing end-stage kidney disease. This is a big deal because diabetes is the leading cause of people starting dialysis.

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