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National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. It’s important to remember that diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. Diabetes is responsible for more than 40 percent of patients on kidney dialysis today. What does diabetes do to the kidneys? Diabetes is a disease in which your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use […]

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to develop in female diabetics than male diabetics, according to a recent study. Researchers found that female gender was associated with a 35% increased risk of incident CKD compared with males in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk, demographics, duration of diabetes, baseline estimated glomerular […]

Keep Your Heart Healthy on Dialysis

  Heart disease is common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is the leading cause of death for all people with CKD. The increased risk is related to kidney disease and other health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure. It is very important for dialysis patients to follow steps to help prevent heart […]

Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease

A new study shows that kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea. “This study shows that a high-risk score for obstructive sleep apnea is common in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with diabetic nephropathy and is associated with more rapid loss of renal function,” the investigators […]

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

What does diabetes do to the kidneys? Diabetes is a disease in which your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood. A high blood sugar level can cause problems in many parts of your body. The most […]

Healthy Diet in Diabetes Tied to Less Kidney Disease

A healthy diet and moderate intake of alcohol may decrease the incidence or progression of chronic kidney disease among individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. People with diabetes who ate a diet consistent with general health guidelines and high in fruit, vegetables, fiber and unsaturated fat were less likely to develop […]

Walking After Meals Lowers Blood Sugar

A new study shows health benefits of walking for 15 minutes after every meal. Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services studying older adults with pre-diabetes found that 15 minutes of moderate walking after every meal curbed blood sugar spikes. The study, published in the June issue of Diabetes […]

Men, It’s Your Health Month

Tarrant Nephrology Associates will recognize National Men’s Health Week this week, as well as Men’s Health Month throughout the month of June, by educating men about preventing and controlling diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney failure. Approximately 13 million men have diabetes in the United States. Men with diabetes can face devastating complications […]

Kids With Type 2 Diabetes at Higher Risk for Kidney Disease

New research indicates that kids with Type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing kidney and heart disease as adults. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has sponsored the nationwide research to find the best ways to treat the disease. The […]