Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
About 1 in 3 adults with diabetes also have kidney disease.
Having chronic diabetes increases your chances of developing kidney disease because if your blood glucose is too high the large amounts of sugar in the blood cause damage to the kidneys over time, and can eventually lead to kidney failure.
Prevent or slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease:
Take medication to control high blood pressure.
Manage blood glucose levels.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Get regular physical activity.
Manage your diet.
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