Renal Diseases in Diabetes

Daphne H. Knicely, M.D. , Donna Myers, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Renal disease in diabetes may be caused by diabetes, or may be from other etiologies co-existing with diabetes.
  • In diabetes, persistent proteinuria, without other cause, is the first sign of diabetic kidney disease (DKD).

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DEFINITION

  • Renal disease in diabetes may be caused by diabetes, or may be from other etiologies co-existing with diabetes.
  • In diabetes, persistent proteinuria, without other cause, is the first sign of diabetic kidney disease (DKD).

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Last updated: November 4, 2015