Kidney Disease and Urology
- Q How do medications help prevent diabetic kidney disease?
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, certain types of medications can help delay or prevent the onset of kidney disease. For example, diabetes causes elevated blood sugar levels; your doctor may prescribe insulin to help control your blood sugar.... Full Answer
- Q How do other conditions affect diabetic kidney disease?
The leading cause of kidney disease is diabetes. Therefore, if you have developed diabetic kidney disease and any other disease that causes kidney disease, you are at a higher risk of developing kidney failure. This includes high blood pressure, or... Full Answer
- Q Are children affected by diabetic kidney disease?
Diabetic kidney disease is only a concern if your child developed diabetes very early in life. Diabetes does not cause kidney disease for several years, so it is rarely seen in children and young adults. However, the incidence of Type 2 diabetes is... Full Answer
- Q Does diabetic kidney disease affect more women than men?
Though several risk factors do exist for diabetic kidney disease, men and women are affected almost equally by this disease. Men and woman are also affected almost equally by the two main causes of diabetic kidney disease, diabetes and high blood... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about diabetic kidney disease?
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. However, not everyone with diabetes develops kidney disease. There are many things you can do to alleviate or prevent this complication of diabetes, such as controlling your blood sugar. If you are... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for diabetic kidney disease?
Because kidney disease is most commonly caused by diabetes, looking for alternative treatments means looking for alternative treatments for diabetes. Some experimental treatments for diabetes are underway, including transplanting insulin-producing cells... Full Answer
- Q What medications treat diabetic kidney disease?
Certain medications will help slow the progression of kidney disease caused by diabetes. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are two types of these kinds of drugs. ACE inhibitors treat diabetic kidney... Full Answer
- Q Will I need dialysis to treat diabetic kidney disease?
Dialysis is a process in which waste products are filtered out from the blood by machine. It is used to treat kidney failure, or the final stage of kidney disease. Most incidences of diabetic kidney disease do not progress to kidney failure, a serious... Full Answer
- Q Should I be tested for diabetic kidney disease?
Kidney disease does not usually develop in diabetics for several years. But if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic kidney disease and should be tested on a regular basis. A urine test is used to detect the presence of a... Full Answer