November 4, 2015 |
Sometimes people think if they have diabetes that dialysis is inevitable. This is not true. There are ways to help keep your kidneys healthy longer.
- Maintain good blood sugar control
- Measure and record your blood sugar levels in a log book
- Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) should be between 4 – 7 mmol/L and 2 hours after eating (postprandial) between 5 – 10 mmol/L
- Have your A1C checked every 3 months (Goal: less than 7.0, less than 6.0 is ideal)
- Eat healthy
- Know your blood pressure (target less than 130/80) and try to keep it within a target range that you discuss with your healthcare provider
- Keep cholesterol levels in a healthy range (Ask your doctor what your target range should be)
- Stop smoking
- Become physically active
- Minimize the amount of alcohol
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Control your stress level
- Watch for symptoms of infection such as urinary tract infections or wounds that won’t heal after two days
- Take your medication as prescribed
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