Diabetic Nephropathy Treatment

Question: I am almost 66 years old. I have been diabetic since August 1995 (diagnosis date). My last couple of labs has my GFR at 57 with the explanation that I have stage 3a CKD. What would you suggest?

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Diabetes, GFR 57 and CKD Stage 3A: How to Prevent It Getting Worse

2018-12-10 15:59

Question: I am almost 66 years old. I have been diabetic since August 1995 (diagnosis date). My last couple of labs has my GFR at 57 with the explanation that I have stage 3a CKD. What would you suggest?

Diabetes, GFR 57 and CKD Stage 3A: How to Prevent It Getting WorseAnswer: From what you said, we can see that you have been with diabetes for about 13 years. How is your blood glucose controlled? If it is not controlled well for years, diabetes will progress into Diabetic Nephropathy within 10-20 years. And when you have the following medical conditions, Diabetic Nephropathy can be diagnosed clinically.

-With diabetes for over 10 years

-There is microalbumin in urine.

-Fluorescence fundus angiography can be detected.

How does diabetes cause kidney damage?

Kidney is an organ to filter excess substances from the blood. When your blood glucose level is high, your kidneys have to work hard to filter the blood. Long-term hard working can cause kidney damage. Besides, the high blood sugar is destructive. It can impair blood vessels and make blood vessel fragile. Under high blood pressure, proteinuria, red blood cells and so on can be oppressed out, leading to proteinuria and hematuria.

However, you are still in CKD stage 3a. With timely treatment, it is still possible for you to reverse kidney damage and restore a portion of renal function. But due to the slight condition, your doctor may not prescribe you any medicine and just tell you to wait the appearance of symptoms. This can make you miss the best time for treatment.

Treatment for diabetics with GFR 57 and CKD stage 3a

The fundamental way is to control your diabetes well. And then you should take treatment to repair kidney damage and restore renal function.

In kidney disease hospital China, we use Toxin-Removing Treatment for such a disease. This is a systemic treatment, which makes use of various Chinese medicine therapies to eliminate wastes including sugar and extra fluid from the blood via urine, sweating and bowel movement. It can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, it can improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys to speed up kidney recovery. After about one month’s treatment, your illness condition will get under control, and renal function will get improved.

Note: the above material is intended for informational purposes. For specific treatment recommendations, please consult a physician.

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