Promising New Drug to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease

April 25th, 2011

There's a promising new drug to treat a common complication of diabetes, diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage resulting from high blood sugar levels damaging kidney cells. Diabetic kidney disease is the most common type of kidney disease.

The experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug, pirfenidone, not only stopped kidney deterioration, it actually improved kidney function in study participants. A randomized, double-blind of 77 diabetes patients showed dramatic results in the group receiving the lowest dose of pirfenidone.

Pirfenidone works differently than the diabetes drugs currently in use, which treat high blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels. Pirfenidone seems to work by shutting down the growth factors that cause fibrosis, or scarring in blood vessels.

The next step is to perform larger clinical trials. To read more about this exciting potential advance in treating kidney disease online at Science Daily, >CLICK HERE<.

Promising New Drug to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease

April 25th, 2011

There's a promising new drug to treat a common complication of diabetes, diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage resulting from high blood sugar levels damaging kidney cells. Diabetic kidney disease is the most common type of kidney disease.

The experimental anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory drug, pirfenidone, not only stopped kidney deterioration, it actually improved kidney function in study participants. A randomized, double-blind of 77 diabetes patients showed dramatic results in the group receiving the lowest dose of pirfenidone.

Pirfenidone works differently than the diabetes drugs currently in use, which treat high blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels. Pirfenidone seems to work by shutting down the growth factors that cause fibrosis, or scarring in blood vessels.

The next step is to perform larger clinical trials. To read more about this exciting potential advance in treating kidney disease online at Science Daily, >CLICK HERE<.

Diabetic Kidney Disease Reversed by Ketogenic Diet

July 29th, 2011

Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also identified a previously unreported panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet.

The study is the first to show that a dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse this serious complication of diabetes, a finding with significant implications for the tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. To read more about this promising new diabetes dietonline at Science Daily, >CLICK HERE<

Diabetic Kidney Disease Reversed by Ketogenic Diet

July 29th, 2011

Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They also identified a previously unreported panel of genes associated with diabetes-related kidney failure, whose expression was reversed by the diet.

The study is the first to show that a dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse this serious complication of diabetes, a finding with significant implications for the tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. To read more about this promising new diabetes dietonline at Science Daily, >CLICK HERE<