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Algorithms for Screening and Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Mark D. Corriere, M.D., Donna Myers, M.D.
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INTRODUCTION

  • Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microvascular complications of diabetes occurring in 20-40% of patients with diabetes.
  • A family history of parental hypertension is a risk factor for developing DN.
  • Screening to identify DN and initial treatment is commonly performed by primary care providers and endocrinologists.
  • Appropriate and timely referral of patients to a nephrologist is important to ensure high level care.

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Last updated: September 25, 2014