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Diabetes Rx May Be Safe for Kidney Patients
There’s new hope for people who have both diabetes and kidney disease.
Long-Term Blood Sugar Control Delayed Kidney Problems
Managing blood sugar levels is a central part of treating diabetes and preventing complications related to diabetes. And now, new research has reinforced that important fact.
Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Kidney Disease: Warning Sign of its Own
Kidney disease patients have a higher risk of death and kidney failure than others. It was thought that adding high blood pressure or diabetes to the mix boosted these risks. But kidney disease alone may be enough.
Rising Rates of Kidney Treatment
In people with end-stage renal disease, the kidneys have completely or almost completely stopped working. Keeping these patients alive requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Surgery Cuts Kidney Disease in Diabetes
In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed through a healthy diet and exercise. When lifestyle changes don't do the trick, obese patients can turn to weight loss surgery.
A Decade Ahead of Kidney Damage
Unfortunately, a good deal of diabetes patients will suffer from kidney disease. While kidney damage may be one of the more deadly complications of diabetes, it is also preventable - especially if it is spotted early.
Adding Disease to Injury
Acute kidney injury, or the rapid loss of kidney function, is common in hospitalized diabetes patients. While an acute injury could mean death, it also can leave survivors with some long-term health problems.
Seeing Sudden Death on Dialysis
When a diabetes patient's kidneys fail, that patient has to be put on dialysis. These patients may be at risk of having their heart suddenly stop. Now, researchers have found a way to spot who is most at risk.
Diabetes and Kidney Failure? I Had No Idea!
Many diabetics are unaware that their kidneys have been damaged until the disease has already taken its toll, according to UK researchers.