• Diabetic Nephropathy : High glucose levels can cause damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to kidney malfunctions.

It is more likely to happen in people who haven't controlled their blood sugar levels over a long period of time. Condition can worsen if someone also has high blood pressure or uses tobacco.

In its early stages, renal diseases do not show any symptoms. Over time, though, it can lead to kidney failure. So kidney disease is a serious health problem.

If a person has diabetes for several years, doctors will probably test for kidney disease about once a year. Doctors may do a urine test to measure the amount of protein called albumin in the urine.

If the amount of protein in the urine increases beyond a certain point, or if there are other signs of kidney disease, doctors may look at a piece of the kidney (a biopsy) under a microscope to make sure someone really has kidney disease.

If condition gets worse, a person may develop kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant. The good news is that these days kidney disease is less likely to end up as kidney failure because of earlier detection and better treatment facilities available.

The best way to help prevent diabetic kidney disease is to keep your blood sugar levels under control by following your diabetes treatment plan. It's also important to get regular blood pressure checks and urine albumin tests.

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