When kidneys function normally, they filter toxins from the blood and maintain a healthy balance between water and salts in your body. Your kidneys help regulate red blood cells and manufacture hormones that help regulate your blood sugar level.
When your blood sugar and glycotoxins are elevated, kidney function begins to deteriorate. Once diabetes induced kidney damage begins, you need to aggressively reduce the rate of damage in order to prevent the development of end-stage kidney disease in diabetes.
How to Prevent Kidney Damage
Once kidney cells are damaged, they cannot be repaired. You can however prevent further damage and dramatically stop the progression of this disease by following these rules:
* Keep glycotoxins and free-radical damage at bay. This means you need to control your blood sugar levels by following a low Glycemic eating program and supplementing with appropriate nutrients.
* Keep your blood pressure well controlled preferably around 115/75 mm HG and speak to your doctor about possibly taking ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blocker anti hypertensive drugs.
* Beware of urinary tract infections. These infections are common in people with diabetes and can severely damage the kidneys. Therefore, at the first sign of a urinary tract infection, frequent urination, burning when urinating, cloudy or bloody urine, feeling the constant urge to urinate, see your doctor immediately.
*Get your creatine and albumin levels checked, the presence of albumin suggests early kidney damage.
The bottom line in preventing diabetic kidney disease is keeping your blood sugar in control and rid your body of the toxins causes by prolonged high blood sugar.