Category Archives: Kidney Care (Nephropathy)

Super-Tight Control of Blood Sugar After Kidney Transplant May Be Counterproductive

To see if tightly controlling blood sugar provides improved results in patients who received a kidney transplant, a group of diabetic post-transplant patients were followed for three days. A subset of the randomly assigned group had their blood glucose kept in tight range with IV insulin, while a control group received insulin as they ordinarily … Continue reading Super-Tight Control of Blood Sugar After Kidney Transplant May Be Counterproductive

10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

Last week was Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week. Kidney disease is considered a “quiet disease,” and many people don’t recognize its early warning signs. We thought we’d publish a quick list of its symptoms to help you manage your own health and know what to look for in your loved ones.   10 Symptoms of … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Third World Kidney Day: Looking Back and Thinking Forward

March 13, 2008, heralds the third annual World Kidney Day – an event that willbe celebrated in more than 60 countries. We take this opportunity to recount howthis concept has gained worldwide traction and momentum and to reflect on thechallenges faced by its creators and supporters. The Beginnings of World Kidney Day There have probably … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Third World Kidney Day: Looking Back and Thinking Forward

Type 1& Type 2 Diabetes: Allied Against Kidney Disease On World Kidney Day

BRUSSELS – 1 February 2007. Globally more than 500 million individuals, or about one adult in ten, have some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Approximately 1.5 million people must be kept alive with dialysis, and wait up to seven years for a transplant – if one is available. Since CKD increases the risk of … Continue reading Type 1& Type 2 Diabetes: Allied Against Kidney Disease On World Kidney Day