Early Detection of Kidney Failure Disease

Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:14 pm

The Saudi Diabetes & Endocrine Association (SDEA) calls for Early Detection of Kidney Failure Disease

On the occasion of the “World Kidney Day” of March 11, 2012, the SDEA highlighted the importance of investing in preventive measures to prevent kidney failure in diabetic people and to reduce the progression of the disease.

The message of the SDEA stressed on the importance in preventive medicine and proactive actions that include: -

• Obesity management and maintaining the healthy body weight

• Blood sugar control within the recommended ranges

• Blood pressure control within the recommended ranges

• Reducing salt intake

• Avoid smoking (active and passive)

• Drinking adequate amount of fluids and avoid dehydration

• Exercise regularly and moderately, e.g. 30 minutes of brisk walking per day

• Eating healthy and well-balanced meals that are low in saturated fat, transfat, refined sugars and cholesterol

The SDEA has promoted kidney donation and asked donors to be healthy and fit. In addition, the SDEA has advised all the kidney transplanted patients to keep their blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids within normal ranges and also to lower their salt intake and drink adequate amount of water.

Another important message is to maintain the cardiac health and reduce the risks of cardiac diseases in kidney-transplanted patients, maintain their body weight in healthy range, eat low fat, low cholesterol, low salt meals and to exercise regularly. The patients need to consult their doctors for medications to reduce their cardiac risks and blood clotting.

The SDEA asked all diabetic patients to take care of their kidneys and join its efforts to promote kidney transplantation.

Diabetes Education Committee
Saudi Diabetes & Endocrine Association

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