Kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy is a serious issue of diabetes! Healthcare practitioners and patients are apprehensive to prevent it. A study was conducted in Japan’s Kyushu University and the Medical & Dental-Hospital located in Fukoka. They observed the required amount of sleep needed to assist keeping the kidneys of a patient suffering from Diabetes, in a healthy condition.
According to this study’s results, stated in Plos One during November 2013, a number of 4,870 patients suffering from Type II diabetes were included. The ages of the participants were 20 years and older. The study observed the following:
Participants who slept about 4.5 hours every night as well as those sleeping 8.5 hours at night were more prone to have a condition called albuminuria, where protein is secreted into the urine. Furthermore, albuminuria is a signal of diabetic kidney disorder.
It emerged from this information that sleeping 6.5 – 7.4 hours every night is perfect for the prevention of diabetic nephropathy.
- Sleeping pattern
For a good night’s sleep you should go to bed each night at the similar time, whilst getting up every morning at the similar time too. Following a regular routine, like brushing teeth or taking your bath can also assist in establishing a good sleeping pattern. Avoid it to read, watch television or eat in bed which can cause a difficulty to sleep. If you experience problems to stay asleep or can’t get to sleep may be symptomatic of depression or anxiety. Prescribed medicines can safely solve such a problem. Set an alarm clock if you are oversleeping.
Keep HbA 1c-levels beneath 7.0%
Keep your HbA 1c-levels under 7.0 percent by exercising, dieting and medicines, when required. It can also assist in keeping your kidneys in a healthy condition. Vegan diets with a low salt content won’t present your kidneys with an excess of sodium or protein.
Presence of diabetic kidney disorder
A diabetic kidney disorder can be present for a period of 5-10 years, without any apparent symptoms or signs. As this condition progresses, symptoms and signs can include:
- severe fatigue
- overall feeling of sickness
- swollen legs and ankles
- losing of appetite
Your physician will measure your BUN (blood urea nitrogen) as well as your creatinine levels during your annual check up. When a diabetic nephropathy-diagnosis is supposed, a biopsy of the kidney can be conducted.
- Keeping your blood pressure under 130/90
Strive to keep your blood pressure beneath 130/90. It is advisable that diabetics ask their physician’s opinion before they take anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen. These types of medications can be linked to diabetic kidney disorder.
Drugs for blood pressure called ARB’s (angiotensin receptor blockers) and ACE’s (angiotensin converting enzyme) have a protective affect on your kidneys. These medications can render assistance even when a patient has a normal blood pressure. ACE-inhibitors can assist the kidneys, lowering the blood pressure filtering through the kidneys. ARB’s have a similar effect on your kidneys.
You don’t have to simply live with Type II diabetes. By changing your lifestyle, you can protect your kidneys, heart, limbs and eyes from the damaging effect caused by diabetes Type II as well as high blood sugar levels. This can eliminate a lot of the complications from which you already suffer.