Diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease) is kidney damage that results from having diabetes.
Having high blood glucose levels due to diabetes can damage the part of the kidneys that filters your blood. The damaged filter becomes ‘leaky’ and lets protein into your urine.
Diabetic nephropathy usually has no symptoms early on. You can’t tell that there is protein in your urine – it’s something that is detected with a urine test.
It can take many years for the kidney damage to progress. Symptoms usually only appear when kidney damage has deteriorated significantly. Even then, the symptoms tend to be vague.
If the kidney damage becomes severe, you may notice:
- weight loss;
- a poor appetite or feeling sick;
- swollen ankles and feet (due to retaining fluid);
- puffiness around the eyes;
- dry, itchy skin;
- muscle cramps;
- needing to pass urine more often;
- feeling tired; and
- having difficulty concentrating.
Risk factors for diabetic nephropathy
There are many factors that can increase your risk of developing diabetic nephropathy. These include:
- the length of time that you have had diabetes;
- having high blood glucose levels (because your diabetes is not well managed);
- having high blood pressure;
- being overweight or obese; and
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