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What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: KIDNEY FUNCTION

Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone.
The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure.

In brief: KIDNEY FUNCTION

Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone.
The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure.
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