This Sweet Diabetes and Kidney Health Poster is a motivational poster that encourages the positive and rewarding behavior of decreasing sugar intake to help control diabetes and therefore help limit kidney damage due to diabetes. It was produced in collaboration with TheKidneyProtector.com in “the kidney dialogue” series. This poster is not medical advice. It was produced for the purpose of education and entertainment. Always talk to your doctor.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the US. This is a virtual download of a helpful kidney health thought that is factual: your taste buds do recalibrate and readjust after decreasing salt intake or sugar intake. The result of decreasing sugar intake includes better blood glucose control and therefore lower risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes. Visit our Diabetes and Kidney Health page for more information and links to other information resources. At The Kidney Protector we believe in empowering and motivating people to make positive, life changing choices and adopt behaviors that help promote good health. We aim to create helpful resources like this Sweet Diabetes and Kidney Health Poster that shows small but important pieces of scientific information that affect our personal lives and quality of life. Read the important related information below:
If you already have prediabetes, decreasing your sugar intake can help reverse that diagnosis.
If you already have diabetes decreasing your sugar intake can help control your diabetes and help decrease your Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c a marker of diabetes control) to an optimal level (preferably less than 7%) which will help prevent kidney damage. If kidney damage is already present it will help slow the rate of worsening of that kidney damage especially when combined with compliance with the medications your doctor prescribes.
Diabetes prevention and Diabetes Control protects kidneys and more!
- Protects your heart as diabetes is a leading risk factor for heart disease
- Protects your blood vessels as diabetes causes damage to your circulation accelerated atherosclerosis
- Protects your vision as diabetes is also a leading cause of blindness
- Protects your from foot wounds and sores called diabetic ulcers and
- Protects you from toe, foot and limb amputations: diabetes is a leading cause of amputations
About the Poster
It is a work of art produced in collaboration with Happy Ingenuity Solutions: it is comprised of works of Photography of sugar and photography of simulated kidneys. The kidneys are digitally decorated to depict the emotions of kidneys in the setting of tasty food and drinks giving early snarky advice to the person who may be unaware that unfavorable dietary practices like high sugar intake, increases the risk of diabetes and therefore help to damage kidneys. Taste buds eventually adjust to modifications in sugar and salt intake and so foods will still be enjoyed when we limit sugar and salt intake. It is accentuated by writings encouraging the limiting of sugar in the diet as excessive sugar helps to increase the risk of diabetes which is the leading cause of kidney failure: end stage renal/kidney disease (ESRD/ESKD). It reminds one of the quality of life benefits in addition to the benefit of the ability to enjoy life with family in the absence of kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. Loved ones are happy when they get to celebrate life with matriarchs and patriarchs: moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas. This Sweet Diabetes and Kidney Health Poster helps motivate and encourage good patient outcomes through behavior change.