Kidney Disease

Kidneys clean your blood. If kidneys are damaged, waste and fluids build up in your blood instead of leaving your body. Kidney damage from diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy begins long before you have symptoms which is why people with diabetes should get regular screenings for kidney disease. This area features news, research and developments relating to kidney disease.

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

Researchers have found 3 risk factors that determine whether a person with type 2 diabetes will need dialysis decades earlier than others.Patients with diabetes...
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Lower HbA1c May Not Prevent 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...
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Diabetic Kidney Disease Rate Surprises Researchers

Researchers were surprised with the findings of their study of the prevalence of diabetic kidney disease in the US, which was based on data...
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Diabetes Drug Lowers Cardiovascular and Kidney Complication Risk

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...

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...

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. Examining the poorly understood...
Viagra for prediabetes

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

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

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...

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...

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