Diabetes and Kidney Health

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About the Case Presentation

Diabetes significantly impacts kidney health, leading to a condition known as diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Individuals with diabetes are at higher risk of developing kidney complications, including nephropathy and kidney failure. Controlling blood sugar levels through proper medication and lifestyle management is crucial in preventing kidney damage. Regular monitoring of kidney function through urine and blood tests is essential for early detection of DKD. Lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight, following a balanced diet, and staying physically active can help mitigate the risk of kidney complications in diabetes. Hypertension management is imperative in diabetes to preserve kidney function and prevent further damage. Diabetic patients should prioritize annual comprehensive eye exams as diabetic retinopathy is often associated with kidney disease. 

About the Speaker


Dr. Atit Dharia

Consultant Nephrologist and Kidney transplant physician, Jaslok Hospital, Bhatia Hospital & Saifee Hospital

Dr. Atit Dharia is a Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician with empanelments at Multiple Tertiary Health Care and Charitable Hospitals in Mumbai. He has more than 9 years of experience practicing Nephrology with 4 years of International Experience at the prestigious University of Toronto, where he worked at Toronto General Hospital, which is ranked 4th Best Hospital in the World. He completed his Nephrology training from Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru and then proceed to complete Post Doctoral Fellowships in Adult Nephrology from University of Toronto. He also has a fellow in Kidney/kidney-pancreas Transplant (American Society of Transplantation). He then completed CaRE (Cardiology, Renal, Endocrinology) fellowship from University of Toronto where he received advanced training to treat patients with diabetic kidney disease (diabetic Nephropathy), cardiorenal syndrome and metabolic Nephropathy. In fact he is the first doctor in India to receive this fellowship.