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Diabetes Patients May Require Education On Kidney Health

February 15, 2011 by  

Diabetes patients may require education on kidney healthIn a study of about 50 people with diabetes who experienced subsequent kidney problems, many felt surprised and regretful that they had not been adequately educated about the risks of renal failure or malfunction when they were diagnosed with the blood sugar disorder.

The study was conducted in the UK and published in the Journal of Renal Care.

While many of the participants were well aware of how their diabetes could affect their eyes and feet, few knew that losing control of their blood sugar levels could result in kidney failure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular monitoring of blood glucose and making efforts to lower blood pressure through diet and exercise to keep kidneys healthy.

Authors of the study said the results point to a need for more research regarding the link between diabetes and kidney problems.

"The findings also demonstrate that the long-term educational needs of patients who have had diabetes for many years are just as important as the need to make newly diagnosed patients aware of all the health risks they face," said Gurch Randhawa, director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire. 

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  • ONTIME

    I found it absolutely fascinating that the Canadians experimented with direct injetions of capsasian into the liver area to stimulate the organs into making the correct use of insulin, thereby making the diabetic condition all but disappear. I read about this about three years ago and found early on that pickled mexican peppers speeded up my metabolism and helped remove excess sugars from my system. This helped keep my own type II condition in check with very little medication and deep massage helped keep the neuropathy to a minimum and the circulation in good condition.

    I have not read of anymore capsasian experiments since and I would like to hear some follow up.

  • http://com i41

    Any one that is diagonisted as a diabetic, had better find out what the damage on your body is going to be. I have been a type 1 for over 40+ years, I was 12 yrs old but the tecknology and testing equipment was not there. Something that was proven I had way less colds and flu than my soblings and classmates ever did. Also the patient needs to know what is going on and “experts” may have a good knowledge of what diabetics need to do on control but, their understanding pretty confined. About like taking training films for operating equipment or driving a car, but until you are actually living with and doing the real thing you are guessing.

  • http://Aol.com Ricketts

    Diabetes is a very complicated condition and those diagnosed with the disease should educate THEMSELVES on all the treatments, symptoms and complications associated with the disease. This article seems to reinforce that it is someone else’s responsibility to educate the patient, which can be very difficult until they accept it is their personal responsibilty to learn!

  • http://com i41

    Any health problem is a hell of a thing to accept. Most people that are older have a hell of a time accepting a lot of diseases can not be cured with medicines. Soonerr people get it thru their skulls it is a real pain to live with,but you must accept the disease. I had to go after the Post Service becasue they would not let me drive because I was a 25year confirmed diabetic year diabetic with every endorsement on my drivers liecense. I had to go to the Transportation Deptmart in Washington and with the help of my Representive make them turn over all studies on diabetics. Of a 100 diabetics and a 100 non diabetic drivers in a studies for accidents per 250,000 miles driven, diabetics had half the accidents and less time off for sick days or problems , that provented their driving. Information government never releases, or wants people to know. Only thing that will stop ypu from living a normal life is if you give up and accept the pussified veiw sociaty wants you to accept.

  • Rose

    Ignorance is not bliss, but many people do not even know how the body works and are too lazy to get informed. A raw food diet has proven to be super effective in getting rid of diabetes. The results of diabetes are heart conditions/failure, kidney (renal) failure, amputations, overweight from the drugs, etc. Type I is insufficient insulin and insulin must be given. Type II is ineffective insulin (produces insulin but it doesn’t get into the sell causing glucose to flood the blood), but is easily controlled by weight control, exercise, avoiding grains and dairy, eating some red meat to absorb vitamin A and be burned instead, drinking your water, etc. Easy but people are looking for miracles and drugs ain’t it! Most people I see are way overweight, eat sugars of all kinds (simple and multiple, i.e., starches) and never even take the time to look at the Glycemic Table online to get information about foods. You are what you eat is true. Take control, get rid of the diabetes (I did cure my mother), and get informed. Lots safer and lots cheaper than eating what you want and buying expensive drugs that can kill you faster!

  • connie

    i was diagnosed with diabetic in 1993,and i was only 16yrs old.it was my first time hearing of such illness as i did not inherrit-my sugar was never controlled and the lack of knowledge,later i had a kidney failure that was in 2003 and i started dialisis in 2005 august-and my Dr told me about transplant and i was refered to our cor-dinator to explain futher about transplant.i found it very intresting because i was introduced to some people living with transplant,in 2006 august i got a transplant from a cadava and it was a Kidney and pancrease-though it was never easy living with diabetic and kidney failure,but after my transplant my life went back to normal as i’m no longer on insulin or dialisis,life its easy for me now-i am able to go extra miles and i felt save by the grace of God.So it is important to control your sugarlevel after being diagnosed,rather than waiting to see the Bad out comes!

  • http://att alipoo

    it,s to late for me.i,m a diabetic in stage 4 kidney disease,had glucoma laser surgery cancer ,heart attack,gall blatter surgery,and it goes on and on.i hope someday they will find a curefor diabetese.it kills you slowly.

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