How is the control of diabetes and blood pressure linked to kidney functions?

High levels of blood sugar cause damage to the blood vessels and affect the filtration capacity of the kidneys.

Maintaining good control of the blood sugar slows down the progression of kidney disease. High blood pressure also causes damage to the blood vessels and decreases blood supply to the kidneys. Uncontrolled blood pressure leads to decreased kidney functions and permanent damage to the kidneys.

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