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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Dealing with diabetic kidney disease

Diabetic kidney disease is a condition in which kidney function declines in individuals with diabetes resulting in the inefficient removal of waste and excess fluids from the body. This can lead to a buildup of toxins and damage to other organs.

Certain factors increase the likelihood of developing diabetic kidney disease including high blood pressure, poor glucose control, genetic predisposition, and diet. Early stages of the disease may not show symptoms, but as kidney function worsens, patients may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, hiccups, and weight gain due to fluid retentio...


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