How failing kidney function affects diabetes management

To achieve good blood sugar control in the presence of failing kidney function is a difficult task for patient and doctor. There are various reasons for this. In some people with diabetes the insulin sensitivity changes, for reasons that are often unclear the tissues no longer respond as well to insulin. This can lead to a worsening of the diabetes. Insulin - whether made by the body or injected as a drug - is partly broken down in the kidneys. When the kidneys are not functioning properly,...

How is kidney function measured

Electron Microscopy Kidney

When the kidneys are no longer working efficiently, tell-tale signs appear in the blood and the urine - but not until a certain stage. In the Figure 2.3 Scanning electron microscopy shows the various large pores in the basal membrane, through which the blood is filtered. 3 Figure 2.3 Scanning electron microscopy shows the various large pores in the basal membrane, through which the blood is filtered. 3 blood, for example, creatine and urea accumulate. Creatine is a waste product of muscle...