A 37-year-old member asked:
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does diabetes cause kidney problems?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Diabetes causes several kidney problems ANS one of the leading causes of end stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease.
Answered on Mar 10, 2013
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