Looking after your kidneys fact sheet
Looking after your kidneys is very important when you have diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to develop kidney problems. You can reduce the risk by managing your diabetes and having regular kidney checks and timely treatment. Kidney problems cause less damage when detected and treated early.
Your kidneys filter your blood to get rid of waste and toxins from your body. They also regulate your blood pressure. Having healthy kidneys helps keep your body in good condition and improves your general wellbeing. Kidney disease (also known as nephropathy) is common in people with diabetes.
Read more in our Looking after your kidneys fact sheet.