Diabetes is one of the commonest causes of kidney failure worldwide

This article is written by Dr. Kavitha Gone, the Best Nephrologist in Hyderabad at Bright Kidney Centre

In India we currently have 77 million people with Diabetes and is predicted to be around 134 million by 2045.

India is  ranked 2nd in the world in terms of the number of people with Diabetes

10% of all Diabetics progress towards Renal failure and require Dialysis

For nearly 80%of people on Dialysis, the cause of kidney failure is Diabetes

Small blood vessels in the body get injured in people with Diabetes

When the blood vessels in the kidneys are injured, protein leaks from the blood into the urine.

Protein in the urine is an early sign of Diabetic kidney disease

It is very important for all diabetics to have regular urine tests and kidney tests atleast every 3 months

If any abnormality is detected it is very important to see a Nephrologist as early intervention can prevent further damage to the kidneys

Treatment mainly involves tight control of blood sugars, medications to reduce blood pressure and control the protein in the urine

Delay in  treatment will damage your kidneys and will lead to kidney failure

People with diabetes are also more prone to have urinary infections and if left untreated can cause serious kidney damage