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can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney damage: Yes, most definately! that's why it's important to keep your blood sugars under control. Two common reasons for kidney dialysis are uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
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Dr. Ron Jones
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44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: One of the top causes of death in diabetics.
Answered on Dec 14, 2012
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES: CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IS A COMPLICATION OF DIABETES MELLITUS VIA MICRO AND MACRO VASCULAR DISEASE
Answered on Nov 23, 2018

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