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Suggest treatment for diabetic nephropathy

my mother is diabethic as she is suffering from diabetic nephropathy as her creatinine level is 2.4 and urea level is raised m.d. advises to get dialysis and ref nephroligist as she is 74 of age at present her infection level also high kindly advise what type of treat ment medicene can be taken
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Good glucose control is necessary to prevent progression of diabetic neuropathy and well as all other complications, including nephropathy. Check HbA1C levels, it should be within 6.5 at all times.
2. Evening primrose oil and alpha lipoic acid are known to be very helpful in neuropathy.
3. If neuropathy is painful, gabapentin or pregabalin can be taken. You can take prescription from your doctor. If glucose levels come to normal, complications will progress slowly and infection level will also reduce.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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