Preventing diabetes problems by keeping your kidneys healthy - Niabi

Preventing diabetes problems by keeping your kidneys healthy

High blood glucose in the blood for a long period causes Diabetes. Diabetes is also known as Diabetes Mellitus. This high blood glucose also called blood sugar. It has a high chance of damaging the organs of the body, it also causes damage to many parts of the body such as blood vessels, heart, eyes, liver, kidneys, nerves, and so on. Damage to Heart and blood vessels can lead to strokes and attacks.

Diabetes insipidus is also diabetes where the kidney produces extra pee.

Types of diabetes:

Diabetes Type 1:  This type of diabetes is also called juvenile diabetes. In this type of diabetes, the pancreas produces less amount or no amount of insulin.

Diabetes Type 2: This type of diabetes is also called adult-onset diabetes. In this type of diabetes, the body does not produce insulin or withstand insulin.

Prediabetes is another type of diabetes also known as impaired glucose tolerance. In this type of diabetes, the blood sugar is high but not as much as type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects due to high blood sugar during pregnancy. It may result in type 2 diabetes later.

Staying healthy with diabetes:

  • Follow the healthy dieting plan that your dietitian has made for you.
  • Ask your doctor about the activities that keep you active during the day.
  • Checking your blood sugar and maintain a record of it.
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol. Don’t drink and smoke.

The function of kidneys:

The function of kidneys is that they act as filters to purify the blood. They send the filtered fluid and remove the wastes. There are tiny filters in the kidneys called glomeruli. The Artery carries the blood from the heart to the kidneys. The glomeruli clean the blood. The wastes and the extra fluid go through the ureter and passes out into the urine. Clean blood from the kidneys goes into the bloodstream through a vein.

How to prevent diabetes with kidney problems?

  • Keep a goal on your blood sugar and blood pressure. Ask your doctor what number of blood sugar is healthy.
  • Keep your blood pressure below 130/80 to prevent kidney issues. The normal blood pressure is 120/80. Ask your doctor what number of blood pressure is best. Because for some a higher blood pressure goal may be good. Keeping your blood pressure under control can also prevent damage to your eyes, heart, and blood vessels.
  • Eat healthy foods. Reduce the amount of salt, sugar, fat, caffeine, and animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, and cheese.
  • Go for urinary albumin test, creatine, glomerular filtration rate(GFR).
  • Avoid painkillers they have a high chance of damaging the kidneys.

Preventing Diabetes naturally:

  • Avoid foods that have a high amount of carbs.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat your greens.
  • Eat fruits.
  • Eat foods that have high fiber.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.

Foods that prevent diabetes:

  • Eat foods that have omega 3 fatty acids like seafood and fishes like Mackeral, Salmon, and Tuna.
  • Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Soya beans, Pecans, Hazelnuts, and Walnuts are some of the seeds and nuts that are rich in omega 3.
  • Greens are very nutritious like Spinach, Broccoli, Avocado.
  • Intake of Olive oil, Canola oil, and Rice bran oil is good for diabetic patients.
  • Eat berries like Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blackberry.

Physical activities for preventing diabetes:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Doing yoga
  • Cycling

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