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What's the difference between 'diabetic nephropathy' & 'diabetic neuropathy'?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Kidney vs nerves
"nephropathy" is damage to the kidneys, and "neuropathy" is damage to nerve cells.
In addition to kidneys and sensory nerves, uncontrolled diabetes can also damage blood vessels & circulation, heart, brain, eye, stomach emptying, skin, immune system and just about any organ in the body. Best way to prevent is to control blood sugar. Once there is damage, may need specialist or more advanced care.

In brief: Kidney vs nerves
"nephropathy" is damage to the kidneys, and "neuropathy" is damage to nerve cells.
In addition to kidneys and sensory nerves, uncontrolled diabetes can also damage blood vessels & circulation, heart, brain, eye, stomach emptying, skin, immune system and just about any organ in the body. Best way to prevent is to control blood sugar. Once there is damage, may need specialist or more advanced care.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kidney vs. Nerve
Nephropathy= kidney disease and Neuropathy= nerve disease.
When diabetes is the causes it becomes diabetic ....

In brief: Kidney vs. Nerve
Nephropathy= kidney disease and Neuropathy= nerve disease.
When diabetes is the causes it becomes diabetic ....
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
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In brief: See below
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage resulting from diabetes.

In brief: See below
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage resulting from diabetes.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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