Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

It is very often the case, that people who have had diabetes for a few years start developing issues with their kidneys. This is because the kidneys act as a filtration system which determines what stays in the body (like proteins and red blood cells) and what is transported out via urine. When the sugar…

Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

What Is Diabetic Nephropathy? Diabetic nephropathy – kidney disease that results from diabetes – is the number one cause of kidney failure. Almost a third of people with diabetes develop diabetic nephropathy. People with diabetes and kidney disease do worse overall than people with kidney disease alone. This is because people with diabetes tend to…

How Does Diabetes Cause Kidney Disease?

When our bodies digest the protein we eat, the process creates waste products. In the kidneys, millions of tiny blood vessels (capillaries) with even tinier holes in them act as filters. As blood flows through the blood vessels, small molecules such as waste products squeeze through the holes. These waste products become part of the…