As Long as Kidney Function Is Normal, Will You Not Get Diabetic Nephropathy
As long as kidney function is normal, will you not get Diabetic Nephropathy? The answer is No. The terrible thing about diabetic nephropathy is that it erodes your kidneys unconsciously.
Diabetic Nephropathy has a long course of progression, which is generally divided into five stages:
In stage 1 and 2, patients have no symptoms of kidney disease, and the result of routine blood and urine tests is normal. If blood sugar can be controlled well at this time, kidney function can be stable for a long time.
Stage 3 is known as the early stage of diabetic nephropathy, and patients also have no symptoms, but microalbumin can be detected from urine. At this time, proper medical treatment can reduce microalbuminuria in urine and even prevent the progression of the disease.
Stage 4 is called clinical diabetic nephropathy. At this time, protein can be found in the urine, and patients may have systemic edema. Comprehensive treatment measures should be adopted to control the progress of diabetic nephropathy in an all-round way, otherwise the renal function will be deteriorated progressively.
Stage 5, known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or uremia, requires dialysis or kidney transplantation.
From the above, we can see that even though your kidney function is normal, you may get Diabetic Nephropathy, but it is still in early stage, and it is possible for you to reverse it.
How to treat Diabetic Nephropathy well?
1. Changing lifestyle: including dietary therapy, exercise, abstinence from alcohol, smoking cessation and weight control, which is conducive to slowing down the progress of diabetic nephropathy and protecting renal function.
2. Control of blood sugar: Strict control of blood sugar can reduce the incidence of diabetic nephropathy or delay its progression. The goal of blood sugar control should follow the principle of individualization. Usually, glycosylated hemoglobin does not exceed 7%.
3. Controlling blood pressure: Elevated blood pressure is not only an important factor to accelerate the progress of diabetic nephropathy, but also a major risk factor to determine the prognosis of Cardiovascular Disease. In patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy, the effect of blood pressure on renal function is more prominent. In patients with systolic blood pressure over 140 mmHg, the rate of decline in renal function is 13.5% per year.
4. Correction of lipid metabolism disorder: Hyperlipidemia not only directly participates in diabetic insulin resistance and cardiovascular complications, but also aggravates the progress of proteinuria and glomerular and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Actively correcting the disorder of lipid metabolism in patients with diabetic nephropathy is also of great significance to diabetic nephropathy.
As long as your kidney function is normal, you will not get Diabetic Nephropathy. This is not right. If you really want to avoid Diabetic Nephropathy, you should bring Diabetes as early as possible. For more information on its treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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