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Diabetic Nephrology basically means kidney damage resulting out of poor diabetes control. It is a serious complication that impairs vital kidney function either wholly or partially over a period of time.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1 out of 4 US adults with diabetes have kidney disease.
Symptoms of Diabetic Nephrology may not be detected early as they take time to develop. If you get regular lab tests and work with your medical practitioner to understand them, early detection of kidney damage is possible.
If your blood pressure is on the higher side, you may want to limit intake of sodium and potassium. Choose fresh meats and vegetables instead of processed and canned foods.
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If your kidneys have already been damaged by diabetes, it is very important to work with a functional medicine or holistic practitioner to adopt a kidney-friendly diet and lifestyle. Diabetes or blood pressure medication alone may help you improve your lab numbers for a while, but they will address the root cause.
Remember: Medical doctors are today saying clearly that Type 2 Diabetes is a fully reversible dietary disease. Rather than wait for complications to develop, it would be wise to use tools like intermittent fasting, a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) Diet and proper stress management techniques to address the root cause of Type 2 Diabetes. To know more, please read Understand Your Diabetes Test Results And Why It’s Important!