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What kind of condition is diabetic kidney problems (nephropathy)?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Kidney damage

Chronic conditon of kidneys which can develop after many years, usually > 15 years, primarily in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Problem is sclerosis (shrivelling up) of the tiny blood capillaries in the glomeruli (min filters) of kidney. This leads to progressive loss of function. Patients usually require dialysis or kidney transplantation within 3 years of diagnosis.

In brief: Kidney damage

Chronic conditon of kidneys which can develop after many years, usually > 15 years, primarily in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Problem is sclerosis (shrivelling up) of the tiny blood capillaries in the glomeruli (min filters) of kidney. This leads to progressive loss of function. Patients usually require dialysis or kidney transplantation within 3 years of diagnosis.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Kidney failure

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), may lead to renal failure and needs dialysis or kidney transplantation.

In brief: Kidney failure

Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), may lead to renal failure and needs dialysis or kidney transplantation.
Dr. Yu Sun
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