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Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Trauma: THe simplest way is to consider the delicate kidney and its filtering system. Now think of a sugar granule all sharp and jagged. At 200 your sugar will pass into the urine the higher your glucose goes the more sugar you pass and the more these sugar granules traumatize the delicate kidney. That's is the easiest way to answer this in 400 letters

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Process: It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed. All this happens throughout the years.

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