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Nephropathy: a dangerous complication of diabetes

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Medexpress

Published Dec. 28, 2022 08:51

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Diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) is a dangerous microvascular complication of diabetes. Estimates indicate that more than 20% of diabetic patients have signs of kidney damage.

Untreated or improperly treated, nephropathy leads to end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis or organ transplantation. The survey carried out by the Polish Diabetes Association among diabetic patients indicates how much still needs to be done in the field of nephropathy prevention. The results show that over 80% of patients were consulted by a diabetologist. This is in line with the recommendations of the Polish Diabetes Society, the guidelines of the College of Family Physicians in Poland and the common position of national consultants in the field of family medicine an...

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