A 40-year-old member asked:
can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Francine Yep answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hurt kidneys: High sugars as well as high blood pressure can damage your kidneys over time. Our kidneys filter and process things. When they're hurt, they don't filter as well, and can leak protein into your urine. We check how well your kidneys are working by  blood test  urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 15, 2013
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