6 Tips to Help Lower Blood Sugar Level and Protect Renal Function
When it comes to Diabetes, one of its complications is Diabetic Nephropathy. The damage of diabetes to kidney is mainly manifested by high perfusion and filtration of glomerulus and insufficient blood flow of kidney.
Simply put, hyperglycemia and high blood pressure lead to poor blood flow in the kidney, insufficient blood supply and oxygen supply, and loss of the function of kidney tissues, including glomeruli and tubules, which lead to renal fibrosis and nephropathy.
Patients with over 10 years of diabetes are more likely to develop kidney disease and Kidney Failure. There are two main reasons for this: first, do not understand kidney disease clearly, and do not take preventative measures; second, some Diabetic Nephropathy patients worry that taking medicine will increase the burden of the kidney, so they do not take drugs actively, eventually leading to the occurrence of nephropathy.
Diabetic Nephropathy patients can greatly reduce the risk of renal failure if they can grasp these six treatment tips in time!
1. Combined control of blood glucose and blood pressure
The occurrence of diabetic nephropathy and renal failure is the result of long-term hyperglycemia. Maintaining long-term blood sugar stability is the key to avoid kidney disease and other complications such as Cardiovascular Disease.
Hypertension is also an important index affecting the progress of diabetic nephropathy. Hypertension not only causes unstable blood sugar, but also directly impairs renal function and aggravates renal failure.
It is suggested that glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) should be controlled below 7.0% and blood pressure should be controlled under 140/90, which is more conducive to the prevention and treatment of renal failure.
2. To monitor renal function
For all chronic diseases, prevention is more important than treatment. This is especially true for diabetic nephropathy. The earlier you detect the disease, the more timely you receive treatment, and the less likely it will deteriorate. The key to prevention and cure is inspection. Diabetic nephropathy patients should regularly monitor the status of renal function, it is best to check the urine routine and blood routine once every three months.
Urinary routine includes microalbuminuria, 24-hour urinary protein quantification, blood routine includes blood sugar, blood pressure, uric acid, serum creatinine, urea nitrogen, in addition to specific indicators of renal function: glomerular filtration rate, endogenous creatinine clearance rate, kidney B ultrasound.
3. Regular exercise and weight control
Research shows that correct and reasonable exercise can achieve twice the result with half the effort. As long as blood sugar stays stable, the treatment of diabetic nephropathy will be half successful. Which exercises are suitable for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy?
Moderate and low-intensity exercise, such as jogging, Tai chi, gymnastics, yoga, can not only achieve the goal of sugar control, but also help to strengthen the body, enhance immunity, help to reduce inflammation in the kidney, reduce the risk of infection, and protect the stability of kidney function.
4. Light diet
Whether it is sugar control or kidney protection, we need to adhere to light diet, including low salt, low sugar, and low amount of high quality protein diet. A low-salt diet requires no more than 5g of salt per person per day, which helps to stabilize blood pressure, alleviate edema and reduce proteinuria. On the one hand, low amount of high-quality protein diet reduces the metabolic burden of the kidney. Some patients with diabetic kidney disease have obvious overnutrition. Reducing protein intake will not cause malnutrition, but also strengthen digestion. On the other hand, patients with diabetic kidney disease are accompanied by proteinuria. A low amount of high-quality protein diet helps to inhibit protein leakage so as to avoid the increase of proteinuria and acceleration of renal failure.
5. To maintain peaceful mind
Worrying every day is not only bad for the recovery of kidney function, but also causes negative treatment, which is harmful to the disease, while a positive emotion can strengthen immunity and help fight against the disease.
6. Active prevention and treatment of other complications
In addition to diabetic nephropathy, we should also actively prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, eye diseases and other diseases. These diseases will affect the whole body, kidney disease is also so, so to protect the kidney, heart, blood vessels, eyes and other organs can not be careless.
The above 6 tips can help lower blood sugar level and protect renal function. For more information on Diabetic Nephropathy treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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