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What Causes Diabetes to our Kidneys?

A long periods of high blood glucose levels can severely damage the structure of the kidney.
Diabetes mellitus can impair the ability of the kidneys to filter blood by damaging millions of small blood vessels in them. When this happens, they cannot cleanse the blood properly. Your body will retain more water and salt than it needs, which can lead to weight gain and swollen ankles. Proteinuria may occur as well as accumulation of waste products in the blood.

Diabetes can also cause damage to the nervous system, leading to difficulty in emptying the bladder. Pressure from the full bladder can disrupt kidney function. Also, if the urine remains in the bladder for a long time, it is possible to develop infections due to the rapid growth of bacteria in the urine when there is a high level of blood sugar.

How Many Patients with Diabetes Will Develop Kidney Disease?

About 30 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with type 2 diabetes will eventually suffer from kidney failure.

What Are The Early Signs Of Kidney Disease In Patients With Diabetes?

The earliest sign of kidney disease is increased albumin content in the urine. This is long before the usual tests done for kidney disease, so it is important to have this screening every year. Increased blood pressure is also possible.
In the early stages of kidney disease there are medications that can prevent the patient from getting worse. When kidney disease is left untreated or established late, the number of patients who develop kidney failure increases. At this stage of kidney damage, waste products begin to accumulate in the blood and dialysis treatment may be required.
Maintaining control of diabetes can reduce the risk of developing severe kidney disease.


We are pleased to announce that our family at Nephrolife Clinic is trusted from several new patients in recent weeks.

We remind you that we do not compromise on the quality of dialysis and we possess brand new equipment and supplies from Fresenius Germany – Fresenius 4008S dialysis machines.

Patients on dialysis are one of the most vulnerable groups and it is extremely important for them to avoid places with large crowds of people that are potentially dangerous for infection with COVID 19.

We are the trusted partner for your dialysis treatment during this global health crisis.

With the insertion of new shifts, we have avoided gathering of people on one place, which in turn reduces the risk of infection with COVID 19 – fatal for chronically ill patients. In case of patients with Covid 19, they will be taken care of individual medical team into a separate unit on additional shift.

By reorganizing our work process and strictly adhering to all prevention rules, we prove that your health is a priority for us.

We are grateful to everyone who trusts us despite the difficult situation. For us, the biggest reward is to justify your trust every single day.

We would like to invite every patient who is wondering or worrying about contacting us to do it without hesitation – we are here for you and we will be glad to help you.

Stay healthy!