Nephropathy, diabetic

  • Condition in which the kidneys become damaged as a result of diabetes
  • Symptoms may include lower leg and foot swelling with ulcers
  • Cause unknown but occurs as a result of long-term diabetes
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild in early stages
  • May be life threatening

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Maintain a healthy diet and limit your salt and protein intake
  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Pay very close attention to your blood sugar levels to keep them under control

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