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[IPu] Extract from V6 504

Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 18:04:27 -0500
From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] How do High BGs Damage Kidneys

Reprinted from the August issue of aakp Kidney Beginnings:

Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease (also called
renal insufficiency) in the United States. High blood sugar levels
from poorly controlled diabetes damage the blood vessels and nephrons
(filtering units) of the kidneys. When your kidneys are functioning
properly, the glomeruli (blood-filtering units of the kidneys) keep
protein inside the body. Your body needs this protein to stay healthy.

High blood sugar can damage the kidney's glomeruli. When the kidneys
are damaged, important proteins in the blood are lost in the urine.
Damaged kidneys don't do a good job of cleaning out the waste and
extra fluids. This means that not enough waste and fluids exit the
body as urine. Instead, they build up in the blood, which can cause
even further damage to the kidneys.
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