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Kidney disease and diabetes
Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure. Almost a third of the
people that have diabetes have kidney problems at some point in their
life. It is even harder when the person gets older and has to handle these
types of problems. They are annoying and can cause a lot of stress on the
People that have diabetes do worse than people with kidney disease alone.
This is due to the fact that people with diabetes tend to have other
long-standing medical conditions. Some of these conditions are high blood
pressure and high cholesterol. Others will have to deal with medical
conditions like blood vessel disease. People with diabetes also tend to
have their kidney related problems such as bladder infections and nerve
damage to the bladder itself.
Kidney disease in type one diabetes is slightly different than type two
diabetes. In type one diabetes begins abruptly and may start at an early
age. In type two diabetes, many people have kidney disease coming on. When
they are diagnosed with diabetes it is frequently found in the middle or
older aged person with some other chronic conditions. Kidney disease may
have been caused by other conditions.
Some of the symptoms of kidney disease will start early and you can watch
out for them. If you have swelling of the hands and feet and even the
face. You may experience weight gain. Some people have itching on their
skin. If you have any kind of irregular heartbeat, you may have increased
potassium in the blood. If you find that your muscles are twitching often
and for no reason, this may be another symptom that you have to watch out
As the kidney disease progress, your kidneys cannot remove the waste from
your blood. The waste that builds up in your body can reach poisonous
levels. This is something that you have to watch out for and it called
uremia. People with this are often confused and are not sure what is going
on around them. This condition is only worsened by high blood pressure.
This is just another reason to keep control of your blood pressure.