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The biggest threat for Diabetics

Interesting article from the BBC news about the link between kidney disease and life expectancy in Diabetics. I thought it was interesting and worth sharing.

"Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have Type 2 diabetes, researchers have suggested.

The University of Washington study found that having kidney disease meant a much higher risk of early death.

Kidney disease was present in 9.4% of the people without diabetes, and 42.3% of those with diabetes.

They found that 7.7% of those without diabetes or kidney disease died over the course of the decade-long study."

Full article bbc.co.uk/news/health-21184232

Have you had a blood or urine test for kidney function?

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This is very interesting. and somewhat frightening.... thanks for sharing.


Good information. But how to keep kidney healthy and what all tests are recommended ?


always check micro-albuminuria.It is important to check it once a month along with your regular blood tests.


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