What is GFR? - GFR Calculator

GFR - glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. Your doctor can calculate it from the results of your blood creatinine test, your age, body size and gender. The earlier kidney disease is detected, the better the chance of slowing or stopping its progression.

Your GFR tells your doctor your stage of kidney disease and helps the doctor plan your treatment. Your doctor can calculate it from your blood creatinine, your age, body size and gender.

GFR Range Table

GFR Range Health Risk
More than 90 Risk factors for kidney disease (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, older age, ethnic group)
60-89 Kidney damage with mildly decreased GFR
30-59 Moderately decreased GFR
15-29 Severely decreased GFR
< 15 or dialysis Kidney failure

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Diabetic Foot

A diabetic foot is a foot that exhibits any pathology that results directly from diabetes mellitus or any long-term (or "chronic") complication of diabetes mellitus.[1] Presence of several characteristic diabetic foot pathologies is called diabetic foot syndrome. These are thus umbrella terms. The most serious foot complications in diabetes are. 1) Ulceration – Research estimates that the lifetime incidence of foot ulcers within the diabetic community is around 15% and may become as high as 25%.2) Infection 3) Neuropathic osteoarthropathy.