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Why Does Peritoneal Dialysis Cause High Blood Sugar Level

2014-09-08 03:32

Why Does Peritoneal Dialysis Cause High Blood Sugar LevelHigh blood sugar level in patients on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) can occur, but it is uncommon. It tends to more frequently in Diabetic Nephropathy patients than others with kidney disease. Why does peritoneal dialysis cause high blood sugar level?

► Causes

- Dialysis solutions

High blood sugar level (greater than 300mlg/dl) is caused by the type of dialysis solutions you use. Since peritoneal dialysis uses sugar-based solutions (glucose) to perform dialysis, diabetics starting PD often will see a rise in their blood sugar levels. 1.5% dextrose (the yellow bags) will raise sugar levels the least, while 4.25% dextrose (the red bags) will raise sugar levels the most.

- Diet

Just like like in diabetics without kidney disease, eating starches and sugary foods will cause a rise in blood sugar levels.

-Side effects of medicines

In that case, you should consult your doctor and let he or she check what you are taking.

► Symptoms

Normally, this condition causes no symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, the most common ones are dry mouth, blurry vision or increased urinary frequency.

► Treatment

- Raise the dosage of diabetic medicines, such as insulin.

- Avoid using PD fluid that has the highest levels of glucose (4.25%) as possibly as you can.

- Control salt and fluid intake so as to reduce the frequency of peritoneal dialysis. Meanwhile, limit your intake of foods containing high sugar level.

- Use non-glucose based dialysis solution called icodextrin (Extraneal) if you can.

- Adjust your medicine dosage by discussing with your doctor.

► Conclusion

Peritoneal dialysis can be take for many people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Proper monitoring and management will usually lead to acceptably controlled sugar levels with few complications. However, other natural treatment or remedies can help your reduce the frequency of peritoneal dialysis or even avoid this process. You can consult our doctors online for free suggestions.

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