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Prevention of diabetic kidney disease

Good sugar balance, normal blood pressure and non-smoking prevent the diabetic kidney disease.

The number one reason for diabetic kidney disease is chronically high blood sugar. High blood pressure and smoking also increase the risk of kidney disease. Individual predisposition and genetic factors also have an effect on the risk of kidney disease.

Urinary albumin excretion is increased by:

  • High blood sugar

  • High blood pressure

  • Smoking

  • Eating a lot of food rich in protein

  • Fat metabolism disorders

  • Obesity

  • Lack of physical exercise

Key factors with regard to preventing kidney disease include a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a good blood sugar balance, keeping your blood pressure as normal as possible and non-smoking. As fat metabolism disorders affect the circulation of blood in the kidneys, it is also beneficial to keep the blood fat levels as normal as possible.

If life style therapy is not enough to bring the blood pressure or blood fat levels to the target range, it is time to start medication.

Updated 30.9.2023