We know a lot about the course of diabetic kidney disease and about the factors that influence it. If we could combine that knowledge with the therapeutic opportunities currently available, diabetic nephropathy would soon cease to be a threat. Diabetic patients can do much for themselves. To say this even more clearly: without the participation of patients, we will not be able to fight nephropathy.
This book is primarily for people with diabetes, their families and carers. It describes the development of nephropathy and shows the possibilities for prevention, for early diagnosis and, of course, for the treatment of this complication. It also contains abundant information about 'Diabetes and the Kidney'. We hope that this book will help motivate many patients to take responsibility for the prevention and treatment of their disease.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.