Friday, September 6, 2013

Diabetes and Kidney Disease Guide

Diagnosis of diabetes in today’s world does not mean you are doomed for a future of kidney failure, amputations, and a short life. 

Treatments and technology available today can, with effort and persistence, help us live a long and healthy life. (Sadly, there are some countries that do not have access to these treatments and technologies.)

Long-term studies of people with diabetes show that keeping blood sugars in a healthy range can dramatically lower the risk of complications. 

In fact, even a few years of better blood sugars has a protective effect that lasts for decades. On the flip side, years of uncontrolled diabetes increase the risk of kidney problems.

Did you know that people with diabetes account for 44% of the newly diagnosed cases of kidney failure each year? 

Here's what you need to know . . . 

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