The link between diabetes and kidney disease is very real. Between 30-40% of people with type 1 diabetes and 20-30% of people with type 2 diabetes develop kidney disease.
Frequent changes in blood vessels can affect the function of the kidneys, impairing its ability to properly filter waste and putting you on the fast track for dialysis or organ transplant.
The good news is, kidney disease can be prevented or halted. You can take preventative measures against diabetic kidney disease. Proper monitoring and early detection can save you from serious kidney worries.
Careful observation and control of blood glucose and blood pressure is an important step you can take in your preventative care. Another is having your healthcare provider measure your GFR .
Joslin has specialists on staff to help with kidney health and to treat problems. We can help you prevent kidney disease—or if you have already developed kidney disease, we can slow or prevent its progression.