At present, diabetes has been the leading cause of Chronic Kidney Disease especially moderate stage and end stage. With stage 3 kidney disease, most patients can still live just like general population except some mild symptoms. However, if it progresses to end stage, patients’ life quality will be changed a lot. Well, how long can you stay at stage 3 kidney disease with diabetes?
Stage 3 kidney disease and your overall health condition
Chronic Kidney Disease is one condition that kidney functioning tissues are lost gradually. According to GFR levels, kidney experts divide chronic kidney disease into five stages. Stage 3 kidney disease is just moderate stage in which kidneys are working with some problems, because kidney function declines to 30%~59%. In this case, extra fluid, waste product and toxins begin to build up in the body, so patients begin to have some symptoms such as fatigue, high blood pressure, sleep problems, etc.
Diabetes is usually characterized by high blood glucose. Additional sugar builded up in the blood can cause damage to blood vessels all over the body. Since kidney filters are made from tiny blood vessels, diabetes can disturb kidney filtering system easily. Therefore, diabetic kidney disease is one common complication of diabetes.
How long can you stay at stage 3 kidney disease with diabetes?
For people with stage 3 kidney disease, diabetics may not live as long as others who don’t have diabetes, because diabetics usually have more serious complications than others. Besides, these patients’ life expectancy is decided by their own illness condition, remaining kidney function, treatment plans and lifestyle. Therefore, some patients have kidney failure only within several weeks, while some other patients stay at stage 3 kidney disease for more than 20 years.
How to prolong stage 3 kidney disease diabetics’ life span?
The first thing should be to control diabetes that usually begins from a diet with low sugar or free sugar and a healthy lifestyle. Then, what we need to do is to protect kidney functioning tissues. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Polluted Blood Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, etc, are helpful for different patients. Try to find which one is suitable for you, with online doctor’s guidance.