Diabetic Nephropathy Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Diabetics should not only pay attention to blood sugar level, but also check up your microalbuminuria regularly. About 30%-40% diabetics will develop to Diabetic Nephropathy, and then uremia. But there are still some patients

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5 Stages of Diabetic Nephropathy

2017-07-15 08:29

5 stages of Diabetic Nephropathy Diabetics should not only pay attention to blood sugar level, but also check up your microalbuminuria regularly. About 30%-40% diabetics will develop to Diabetic Nephropathy, and then uremia. But there are still some patients who have not realized the possible crisis. Now let’s have a quick look at the 5 stages of Diabetic Nephropathy.

According to the Mogensen stages, Diabetic Nephropathy is classified into five stages.
 

Stages of Diabetic Nephropathy  Urine microalbumin/creatinine  GFR  Symptoms
Stage 1 high glomerular filtration stage   >90ml/min Enlarged kidne and no other symtoms
Stage 2 normal urine microalbumin stage <30 60-89ml/min some patients may have elevated blood pressure
Stage 3 microalbuminuria stage 30-300 30-59ml/min slighly elevation of blood pressure 
Stage 4 clinical proteinuria stage >300 15-29ml/min swelling, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol level
Stage 5 kidney failure stage   <10ml/min uremia

In stage 1, it is reversible. After treatment, you can get well.

In stage 2, structure of glomeruli has changed, which need comprehensive treatment to recover.

In stage 3, it is also called early stage of Diabetic Nephropathy. Your blood pressure may increase slightly, some glomeruli are damaged, and it becomes more difficult to reverse the disease.

In stage 4, its characteristic is massive proteinuria, swelling and high blood pressure. The possibility of recovery decreases.

In stage 5, it is ESRD, in which you have declined kidney function. Most patients can not get well and you have to start conventional dialysis.

With the development of medical science, some scholars think that Diabetic Nephropathy should not be classified according to proteinuria, but GFR. But no matter which stage you are in, you should take measures timely to prevent further kidney damage.

How to prevent uremia for Diabetics?

In stage 1, you can check up GFR, which can help you find out Diabetic Nephropathy in early stage.

In stage 2, urine microalbumin increases when you do some sports. It can be detected when you do microalbuminuria test.

In stage 3, urine microalbumin begins to increase persistently, which can be detected easily. And it is possible for you to reverse the disease with timely treatment.

In stage 4, you may have swelling in your legs, but do not lose hope. An aggressive treatment can help you put off dialysis.

In stage 5, please prepare for dialysis and enjoy your life.

No matter which stages of Diabetic Nephropathy you are in, please seize the day for treatment. For more information on Diabetic Nephropathy treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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