Kidney Disease of Diabetes
- Kidney Disease of Diabetes Facts*
- The Burden of Kidney Failure
- The Course of Kidney Disease
- Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease
- Effects of High Blood Pressure
- Preventing and Slowing Kidney Disease
- Dialysis and Transplantation
- Good Care Makes a Difference
- Points to Remember
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Kidney Disease of Diabetes Facts*
*Kidney Disease of Diabetes Facts Medically Edited by: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
- Symptoms of chronic kidney disease vary greatly and can include the need to urinate frequently, especially at night; swelling of the legs and puffiness around the eyes, high blood pressure, fatigue and weakness; loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting; itching and easy bruising; shortness of breath; headaches, sleep problems, restless legs syndrome; chest pain; bleeding; bone pain; and decreased interest in sex and erectile dysfunction.
- Treatment of diabetes includes control of blood glucose levels, high blood pressure, and diet; medications to treat edema and anemia, dialysis, or kidney transplant.
- Controlling blood glucose levels and blood pressure is the most effective way to prevent or delay kidney disease.
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