Quick Guide to Managing Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Quick Guide to Managing Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Diabetes, Kidney Disease
Managing Kidney Disease and Diabetes by Lauren Phillips, MS, RD, LDN, Renal Dietitian How  diabetes contributes to kidney disease High blood sugars can cause blood vessel damage which leads to organ damage. This damage impacts how well your kidneys are able to work. How do I slow down diabetes contributing to my kidney disease? Properly managing your diabetes can help slow the progression of your kidney disease. Here are five ways you can take control. Monitor Blood Glucose levels Maintain your blood glucose levels between 80 mg/dL and 160 mg/dL or 4.4 mmol/L and 8.9 mmol/L.  Discuss with your physician if they want you to maintain a stricter blood glucose level range. Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) Keep your HgbA1c at 7% or less for optimal blood sugar control, unless otherwise determined by your…
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