DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Many people with type 2 diabetes also have reduced kidney function without even knowing it. In fact, an estimated 4 out of every 10 diabetics may develop kidney problems at some point in their life. The kidney’s job is to help filter and remove waste from our blood. Having diabetes can put you at a greater risk for developing kidney damage over time, which leads to the kidneys losing their ability to filter out waste products, causing kidney disease. In patients with diabetes, consistent high blood glucose levels cause the kidneys to filter too much blood, which leads to the kidneys overworking. After many years of overworking the kidneys start to leak and useful protein escapes through the urine. The leakage of protein into the urine is termed as microalbuminuria. When there is too much leakage of protein and the kidneys have been too overworked, they are no longer able to filter properly causing a build-up of waste in the kidneys eventually leading to kidney failure.
Clinical research is currently being conducted to help find a solution to stopping the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Bluewater Clinical Research Group is proud to help contribute to this research and are actively looking for individuals who have type 2 diabetes in conjunction with kidney disease.
To find out more, or see if you may qualify, please provide us with your contact information and one of our research facilitators will be happy to get in touch with you. As everyone has different schedules, we may even text you to set up a good time to talk. Clinical research studies can have varying criteria. We generally have a few questions that help us determine if you qualify and if the study may be a good fit for you.
Please fill our the form below for more information on how you can become involved in an on-going clinical research study.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information or check out this short video.