Diabetes effects your Kidney’s???


Did you know that 30% of the people diagnosed with Diabetes will also be diagnosed with kidney disease in their lifetime? Of that 30%, 10-40% will eventually develop end stage renal failure that will require treatment to maintain life. Diabetes is diagnosed when your body cannot regulate sugar. Either you do not produce enough insulin (Type 1) or when you cannot use the insulin you produce to regulate blood sugar (Type 2). You are at risk for Type 2 diabetes if you are overweight, inactive, have high blood pressure, have family or genetic history. The early signs of kidney disease may go unnoticed, but if you know you are having trouble regulating your sugars you should talk to your doctor about further testing. Your primary care physician or endocrinologist may refer you to a nephrologist office if they suspect you are at risk. Monitoring your health, keeping up with physician visits and taking to heart the lifestyle changes they may recommend can prevent kidney disease from progressing or may prevent it from happening all together. Being proactive is the first step. If you know you are struggling with your diabetes please call our office today. You may also ask your preferred provider for a referral, and we will happily work with them to keep you on the right treatment path.