Algorithms for Screening and Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease
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- Diabetic nephropathy (DN) of diabetic kidney disease is one of the most common microvascular complications of diabetes occurring in 20-40% of patients with diabetes.
- ≤ 12% of patients with type 1 diabetes have evidence of kidney disease by 7 years.
- 25% of patients with type 2 diabetes have evidence of kidney disease by 10 years.
- 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.