Chronic Kidney Disease & Diabetes
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and can be found in up to 23% of patients with diabetes.About 25% of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. Diabetes is often associated with CKD, and for 45% of patients who receive dialysis therapy, diabetes is the primary cause of their kidney failure.Additionally, moderate to severe CKD is estimated to be found in 15-23% of patients with diabetes.
Statistics. Statistics. Statistics.
All of them on how CKD & diabetes go hand in hand...because they do.
It is important to recognize the impact of this combination because the risk of events and death from a cardiovascular disease is significantly increased compared to individuals without these conditions, and for individuals with protein in urine, the risk of cardiovascular disease is twice that compared to individuals without it.
Identification and diagnosis of CKD is important to optimize health & wellness of patients suffering from this combination.
What Is CKD?
What Is Diabetes?
What Does Diabetes Do To Kidneys?
With diabetes, the small blood vessels in the body are injured. When the blood vessels in the kidneys are injured, your kidneys cannot clean your blood properly. This tends to make your body retain more water and salt than it should, which can result in weight gain and ankle swelling. You may have protein in your urine. Other waste materials will also build up in your blood.
Diabetes also may cause damage to your nervous system. This can cause difficulty in emptying your bladder. The pressure resulting from your full bladder can back up and injure the kidneys.
Also, if urine remains in your bladder for a long time, you can develop an infection from the rapid growth of bacteria in urine that has a high sugar level.