Diabetic nephropathy is a common seen complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. About 25% of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease.
The main etiology of diabetic nephropathy is the damage of glomerular cells and basement membrane caused by long-term hyperglycemia. Secondly, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and genetic factors are closely related todiabetic nephropathy.
People who have had diabetes for a long time are likely to have kidney damage if they develop leg cramps or calcium deficiency. It is usually not useful to take calcium supplements if calcium deficiency is caused by kidney disease. You should check urine routine and renal function in time, in order to prevent the occurrence of diabetic nephropathy.
Another one is tiredness. This is maybe the earlies symptom, but it is easy to be overlooked. Because here are many causes of fatigue.
Surely here are also many other symptoms, please note our articles.
Diet is one of the most important elements in managing diabetes and kidney disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease as a result of diabetes(diabetic nephropathy), you’ll need to work with a dietitian to create an eating plan that’s right for you. This plan will help manage your blood glucose levels and reduce the amount of waste and fluid in your body.
The first step in treating diabetic nephropathy is to control well the symptoms brought by diabetes and kidney disease like the high blood sugar, high blood pressure,high lipid and etc. Thus, you can prevent or delay kidney dysfunction and other complications.
In the early stage of DN(diabetic nephropathy), you maybe need take various medications/pills.And at the end stage, dialysis or transplant will be advised.
Please dont worry,here are treatment in each stage of diabetic nephropathy and hope you can managing this disease to prevent its progress.