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