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Swelling in the hands,
feet, or face? Poor Appetite or Nausea

Check for Diabetes-related
Kidney problems

Diabetes and Kidney Complications

Did You Know?

Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes have

Chronic Kidney Disease

Crack The Code!


and Kidneys

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Diabetes can signal potential early signs of kidney disease. Initial stages might not present noticeable symptoms, but early indicators can include swelling in the hands, feet, or face.

Trouble sleeping, concentrating, poor appetite, or nausea may reflect kidney function alterations.


Regular kidney function tests are crucial for early detection and management

Diabetes and Kidney

Spot the


Monitor kidney health 


Control diabetes ABCs: A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol. Adopt lifestyle changes, and get regular kidney function tests to manage diabetic kidney disease

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Kidney Talk Detailed Interpretation

Early Kidney Signs

Swelling, sleep trouble, and poor appetite may indicate early diabetic kidney disease.

Early Kidney Signs

What could Diabetes be saying?

In the initial stages of diabetic kidney disease, symptoms may be subtle and not immediately noticeable. Early signs can include swelling of the hands, feet, or face, indicating fluid retention. Trouble sleeping or concentrating, and a poor appetite or nausea, reflect changes in kidney function and the body's fluid balance. These symptoms are crucial for early detection, highlighting the importance of regular kidney function tests. Early intervention and management are key to preventing progression and maintaining overall health.


Advanced Kidney


Weakness, itching, and confusion may signal advancing kidney disease in diabetes.

 Advanced Kidney  Symptoms

What Could Diabetes Be Saying?

As kidney disease progresses in people with diabetes, symptoms become more evident and severe. Persistent weakness, frequent itching, drowsiness, muscle twitching, and confusion or difficulty thinking may indicate kidney damage and dysfunction. These symptoms, particularly itching in end-stage kidney disease and heart rhythm abnormalities due to electrolyte imbalances, necessitate urgent medical attention. Regular monitoring and management of kidney health are essential to address these symptoms effectively and prevent further complications.

Kidney Function 

Increased urination, foamy urine, and protein in urine can be signs of kidney function changes in diabetes.

 Kidney Function  Changes

What Could Diabetes Be Saying?

In advanced stages, diabetic kidney disease can lead to pronounced changes in kidney function. Symptoms like high blood pressure, foamy urine, confusion, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and weakness may indicate a severe decline in kidney function, often leading to end-stage kidney failure. These signs, such as increased frequency of urination and abnormal protein levels in urine, underscore the importance of regular monitoring and management to preserve kidney health and prevent severe complications.



Your Kidney

Dos and Don'ts

Do: Regularly monitor kidney function, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and manage diabetes effectively.


Don't: Ignore symptoms, neglect regular health check-ups, or delay seeking medical care for kidney concerns.


Kidney Health Do's and Don't

Strengthen Your Kidney

Supplements like vitamins B1, B2, B6, L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin (B12), C, D, natural vitamin E complex, alpha-lipoic acid, and n-acetylcysteine may support kidney health in diabetes. 


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