Maintaining the health of your kidneys start with a yearly screening for microalbunmin. This a very specific test that look for small amounts of protein in the urine that cannot be detected by the usual “dipstick” test done during a routine urinalysis. It is, however, important to know that an infection, severe stress, heart, failure, or strenuous exercise before a screening test can also cause increase levels of protein in your urine. You should have a positive screening test confirmed with a full 24-hour microalbumin test If the second test is positive you should then be started treatment that will return this number of normal.
To keep your kidneys healthy or prevent from problems from becoming worse, you need to improve your blood glucose control. Kidney problems result from the increased glucose load causing a buildup of AGEs. The closer to normal you keep your blood glucose levels, the better for your kidneys. With the guidance of your team, strive from the HbAIc ( which will be discussed more thoroughly in chapter 6) of less than seven percent or even less than six percent if that’s possible without risking hypoglycemia (low blood glucose).
Make sure you maintain a normal pressure. When blood pressure is above 130/85 mm Hg, it slowly damages your kidneys. Have your blood pressure checked often, and learn how to monitor it yourself at your home. If it is consistently high medication called early treatment is important. Nicotine, salt, cafferine and alcohol all can raise blood pressure. By contrast adding some physical activity and extra movement to your life can help lower your blood pressure.
Make you avoid medications that can be damaging to the kidneys, when your doctor choose drug such as an antibiotic to treat an infect be conformed that kidney damage is not a possible side effect. Be aware that some over-the counter drugs can cause problems as well. Excision use of nonsteroild anti-inflammatory drugs.
(NSAIDs) aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can cause kidney damage it is safe to use these as recommended on the bottle cones one a while. But large daily doses have been associated with kidney problems so if you have ongoing pain or inflammation talk to your doctor before self medicating with large doses of NSAIDs.
To be on the safe side, it’s advisable you get yourself armed with diabetes treatment methods.
Diabetes patients have always been bothered by possible diabetes control means that will enable them get on with their life.
Below are few sure diabetes information that will help a patient put his or her problem to a reasonable level:
o Dietary management: In general principle, dietary measures are required in the treatment of all diabetic patients in order to achieve the overall therapeutic goal.
o Endeavor to exercise yourself as much as possible