Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes (and 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure) may have chronic kidney disease.

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

If you have diabetes, ask your doctor about kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often develops slowly and with few symptoms. Many people don’t realize they have CKD until it’s advanced and they need dialysis (a treatment that filters the blood) or a kidney transplant to survive. 

If you have diabetes, get your kidneys checked regularly, which is done by your doctor with simple blood and urine tests. Regular testing is your best chance for identifying CKD early if you do develop it. Early treatment is most effective and can help prevent additional health problems.

CKD is common in people with diabetes. Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has CKD. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause kidney disease.

CKD takes a long time to develop and usually doesn’t have any signs or symptoms in the early stages. You won’t know you have CKD unless your doctor checks you for it.

NOTE FROM TOPAZSTUDIOS.COM: Ask to see your test results as many doctors do not tell patients they have CKD until end-stage kidney disease is reached. Why? Because they either missed the signs or believe the only solution is dialysis and kidney transplant. Extensive research and testimonials confirm that there is another option—Functional Medicine. Learn to interpret your own blood test results.
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