High blood sugar can be fatal for kidneys; ten warning signs of diabetic nephropathy

New Delhi: People who have diabetes are always advised to be extra careful of their lifestyle and diet. However, despite all the precautions, high blood sugar affects various organs and their ability to perform their bodily tasks properly.

According to health experts, high blood sugar attacks the functioning of kidneys the most, causing diabetic nephropathy, a serious disease that is left untreated or ignored can even be fatal.

What is diabetic nephropathy?

The Mayo Clinic says one in three people in the United States is living with diabetic nephropathy, which affects kidneys' ability to do their usual work of removing waste products and extra fluid from the body.

Health experts say that over the years, the condition slowly damages the kidneys' delicate filtering system, and it progresses to kidney failure which is a life-threatening condition.

The best way to delay diabetic nephropathy are by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet and getting regular check-ups done.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms that you can check in the early stages of diabetic nephropathy include:

1.Fluctuating blood pressure control which worsens with time

2.High levels of protein in the urine

3.Chronic swelling in feet, ankles, hands, or eyes

4.Increased need to urinate

5.Reduced need for insulin or diabetes medicine

6.Confusion or difficulty concentrating

7.Dizziness and nausea


9.Loss of appetite and weight loss