Diabetic Kidney Disease or diabetic nephropathy is the damage of blood vessels in the kidney resulting improper cleaning of blood. High levels of blood sugar makes kidneys work more can damage the system. Retention of salt and water causes weight gain and ankle swelling.
Kidney damage from diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. It begins long before you have symptoms. Symptoms include small amounts of protein in your urine, can be detected by urine test. Diabetes mellitus is one of the cause for kidney failure. The renin-angiotensin system , which helps regulate blood pressure is also thought to be involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy.
Related Journals of Diabetic Kidney Disease
Journal of Kidney, Journal of Diabetic Complications & Medicine, Diabetes Care, Diabetes Primary Care, Diabetologe, Kidney and Blood Pressure Research.