Protecting Kidneys in People with Diabetes

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 Endocrinologist, talks about how to protect the kidneys in patients with diabetes.

 Endocrinologist, talks about how to protect the kidneys in patients with diabetes.

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Protecting Kidneys in People with Diabetes

Featuring Dr. Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist

Duration: 3:01

Presenter: Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Surrey, BC

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Protecting Kidneys in People with Diabetes

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1

Insulin is the only medication for diabetes.

Explanation:

From oral hypoglycemics to reduce blood sugar levels to blood pressure pills to protect the heart and kidneys, there are a variety of medications people with diabetes may take.

2

Small blood vessel complications can also damage a patient's eyes, feet and kidneys.

Explanation:

People with diabetes must have good blood glucose control or they face complications including foot ulcers, diabetic retinopathy in the eyes and kidney failure.

3

If you have diabetes, it's important to have your cholesterol levels and kidney functions checked each year.

Explanation:

Over time, diabetes can damage the kidneys. High glucose levels can lead to high cholesterol. That’s why it’s important for people with diabetes to have cholesterol levels and kidney functions checked each year.

4

Fiber is not recommended to help you detox.

Explanation:

Fiber can benefit your liver and kidneys, which aids in detoxing the body.

5

If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop heart disease.

Explanation:

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. That's because high blood glucose levels can damage the heart and blood vessels.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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