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What are treatments for diabetic nephropathy?

People with diabetes often focus on keeping their blood sugar levels in the right ranges. And while it is important to control blood sugar, it turns out that controlling blood pressure is at least as important. That’s because high blood sugar and high blood pressure work in concert to damage the blood vessels and organ systems.

For these reasons, the most important things you can do to stall kidney disease and protect against other diabetes complications are to:

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible
  • Keep your blood pressure below 130/80, if possible