Fact: kidney disease is the leading cause of kidney failure in the US. The good news is that diabetics have a number of scientifically proven tactics that will protect their kidneys and lower the risk for developing diabetes-related kidney disease.
* TIGHT blood glucose control significantly lowers the risk of developing diabetic kidney disease
* controlling blood pressure protects the kidneys
Also good news, these same measures can also protect your heart, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves.
To read more in-depth about this subject, go to the Diabetes Self Management website.