24 June 2021
#DidYouKnow that diabetes increases your risk of developing kidney disease? In fact, kidney disease afflicts 25-30% of diabetic patients.
In patients suffering from diabetes, the high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood, over time, damage the millions of tiny filtering units within each kidney. As a result, the kidney is unable to filter blood and waste properly thus leading to kidney diseases and in serious cases, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
However, damage caused by diabetes is gradual and can be monitored with greater awareness. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and timely intake of prescribed medication in diabetic patients can reduce their risk of kidney damage.