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Kidney Disease of Diabetes

Kidney Disease of Diabetes Facts*

*Kidney Disease of Diabetes Facts Medically Edited by:

  • 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/4/2014

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