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Symptoms of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Symptoms of Diabetic Kidney DiseaseDiabetic Kidney Disease is one of the complications of Diabetes. As a kind of serious disease, it has significant impact upon patients' health. Therefore, knowing more about this disorder will be beneficial to all the patients. What are the symptoms of Diabetic Kidney Disease?

There are usually no symptoms in the early stages of Diabetic Kidney Disease. The first sign of kidney damage is microalbuminuria, The quantity of protein in the urine is a indicator to measure the progression of this disorder. But if kidney disease causes the changes of glomerular filtration, the permeability of glomerular filtration membrane will increase, causing elevated level of protein in the filtered fluid. If the protein level exceeds the capacity of renal tubular reabsorption, albumin-based proteinuria will occur. This is one of the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy. So it is important to have urine test in the early days.

As the disorder progresses, your kidneys can’t paly their roles very well. Toxic substances and extra fluids cannot be excreted as well. When your disease progresses to end-stage renal disease, you may experience:

Higher blood pressure

Higher cholesterol level

Poor appetite

Nausea and vomiting



Weight loss

Dry skin

Have difficulty in sleeping

Urinating less than before

Kidney failure

Swelling(edema), first in the feet and legs and eventually systemic swelling(edema). Half of the patients will experience swelling. And 20% of the patients will present Nephrotic Syndrome.

After getting to know the symptoms of Diabetic Kidney Disease, we can take individual treatment to delay the progression of this disease.You can chat with our online doctor for more information about the treatment. Take care!

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