What Is Prediabetes?

Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease Is a Serious Complication of Prediabetes and Diabetes

kidney crosssectionThe kidneys play an essential role in a person’s health. They filter blood, regulate blood pressure and remove waste from the body. Studies show that people with prediabetes have a 70% higher rate of kidney disease than people without the disease.

High blood sugar negatively affects the kidney’s ability to filter blood, depleting essential proteins from the bloodstream. High blood pressure, a condition common among prediabetics, also damages the kidneys.

Many people with prediabetes have poor kidney function or undiagnosed chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease does not usually exhibit symptoms until the disease has advanced to dangerous levels.

People with prediabetes have a 70% higher rate of kidney disease than people without the disease.

How to Avoid Prediabetes-Related Kidney Disease

  • Seek treatment to lower your blood sugar and to remedy prediabetes-inducing conditions like hypertension and dyslipidemia.
  • Consider reducing the amount of protein in your diet. Filtering protein puts stress on your kidneys.
  • Consult a specialized physician. An expert physician who provides prediabetes care may be the only way for you to successfully treat the complicated factors that lead to kidney disease.

 

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