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World Kidney Day - Diabetic Nephropathy and Kidney Protection

Diabetes impacts kidneys and Diabetic Nephropathy or kidney disease that happens due to diabetes. It is one of the major reasons for kidney diseases and failure.


In the early stage Kidney disease are difficult to diagnose as the body copes with the reduced kidney function and it continues till there is significant limitation of kidney.

But people who stay conscious and are diabetics in particular or family history of kidney diseases can stay alert about kidney function. Undergoing routine blood and urine tests can give a significant indication about weakening of kidneys. People need to be alert about changes in the body and inform it to the specialized doctors and follow medical advice.

It is best to avoid self medication and bad habits like excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, eating junk food, lack of rest due to irregular lifestyle. Monitoring blood sugar levels regularly and also other health parameters like blood pressure etc is important. People with high blood sugar levels are at high risks.


SOME SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY DISEASES and also Diabetic Nephropathy

  •  Swelling of hands, feet , hands, face
  •  Troubled sleep
  •  Difficulty in concentrating
  •  Suddenly low appetite
  •  Nausea
  •  Physical weakness and lack of energy
  •  Itchy skin and extreme dryness of skin
  •  Constant drowsiness
  •  Muscle weakness and twitching
  •  Increase in potassium in blood and abnormal rhytm of heart
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Blood in urine and problem with urination like difficulty in emptying bladder or frequent urination


  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Apples
  • Red Grapes
  • Berries – Cranberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Egg white
  • Fish
  • Olive Oil


  • Avoid stress and anger – practice breathing exercises and mind training
  • Workout, exercise, yoga and often go for walking (do not over-do)
  • Avoid alcohol and quit smoking
  • Avoid junk food, canned and preserved food. Try eating fresh and freshly cooked food
  • Do not skip meals
  • Do not drink too much water, drink adequate quantity of water
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Sleep well and avoid irregular lifestyle

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