Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Kidneys filter blood, produce urine, control blood pressure, regulate blood chemicals, stimulate blood cell production and perform other crucial physiologic functions. If you have diabetes, it’s important to be checked regularly for kidney disease. Your diabetes team is here to help to keep your kidney health in check.
Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease. Nephropathy means your kidneys aren’t working well. High blood pressure and high blood glucose are some of the things that damage kidneys. Progression from one stage of disease to the next can take many years. Severe kidney disease may result in dialysis or a transplant.
Reducing the Risk of Kidney Disease When Living with Diabetes
There are several ways to reduce your risk of kidney disease, from staying active to watching what you eat. Learn more.
Kidney Care with Diabetes
Treatment and Prevention
Our team works alongside kidney specialists (nephrologists) to offer you the best care. Our nephrologists will help you take measures to protect your kidney function and treat the various complications of kidney disease. Learn more.