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Kidney health and nephropathy

Over time, having lots of glucose in the blood can affect the tiny nerves and blood vessels in parts of your body, including your kidneys.

This stops them from being able to work as well as they should and can lead to conditions called diabetic nephropathy, or kidney disease. 

This booklet covers information to help you understand:

  • Basic kidney health
  • How Type 1 diabetes can affect the kidneys
  • Practical steps you can take to look after your kidneys as part of your diabetes care

By learning about your body and how best to manage all aspects of Type 1 diabetes, and putting that into practice, you can help yourself stay healthy for as long as possible.