Snoring May Sound Alarm for Kidney Failure
Loud, ongoing snoring may not only be annoying; it also could be a sign of sleep apnea. In diabetes patients, the condition may lead to many health problems, including complete kidney failure.
Urine May Give Sign of Mental Decline
Urine can tell us a lot about the health of a person. Doctors once tasted it for sweetness as a way to detect diabetes, and today, physicians use it to help diagnose a range of serious health problems.
Kids with Diabetes Worse Off Than Adults
As the obesity rate among young people has climbed, so has the rate of type 2 diabetes. Adolescents who get the disease may face more health problems than those who get it as an adult.
Know Your Kidneys and Spread the Word
During National Kidney Month in March, The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) seeks to raise awareness about kidney health.
Costly Care for Diabetes
Living with diabetes means more than changing your lifestyle. Diabetes can also be a huge drain on your pocketbook. Diabetes can become even more costly when it starts to affect the kidneys.
Kidney Disease: Warning Sign of its Own
Kidney disease patients have a higher risk of death and kidney failure than others. It was thought that adding high blood pressure or diabetes to the mix boosted these risks. But kidney disease alone may be enough.
Kidney Donor Health and Care Gaps
While kidney transplants can save lives, transplant recipients still face certain risks. And recipients are not the only ones who may face complications; donors may be at risk as well.
No Kidney Failure From Diabetes Drug
While medications can help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, some drugs come with serious side effects. Before prescribing a drug, doctors should know the benefits and potential harm of the drug.
Heart and Diabetes Risks in Lupus
People with lupus are at risk of a variety of heart-related problems. So, researchers wanted to see what factors may lead to metabolic syndrome (a condition that boosts heart disease risk) in lupus patients.
Diabetes Drug Safer for More Patients
Metformin (often the first drug of choice for treating type 2 diabetes) is not prescribed to patients with kidney problems for fear of serious risks. New research suggests these risks might be overrated.