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In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: See below
Diabetic nephropathy as the name suggests is a "disease" of the kidney in diabetics with appearance of protein in the urine and slow deterioration of kidney function .
Not all patients with diabetes get nephropathy . Seek advice from a nephrologist a kidney biopsy is not always necessary but the microscopic appearance is very typical.

In brief: See below
Diabetic nephropathy as the name suggests is a "disease" of the kidney in diabetics with appearance of protein in the urine and slow deterioration of kidney function .
Not all patients with diabetes get nephropathy . Seek advice from a nephrologist a kidney biopsy is not always necessary but the microscopic appearance is very typical.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Batul Valika
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Protein loss
High blood sugars and high blood pressure influence how the kidney clears waste products from our body.
An early sign of impaired clearing is seeing if any small proteins that are usually kept in the blood stream in turn "leak" from the kidney into the urine- this test is called urine microalbumin and should be done annually for all diabetics.

In brief: Protein loss
High blood sugars and high blood pressure influence how the kidney clears waste products from our body.
An early sign of impaired clearing is seeing if any small proteins that are usually kept in the blood stream in turn "leak" from the kidney into the urine- this test is called urine microalbumin and should be done annually for all diabetics.
Dr. Batul Valika
Dr. Batul Valika
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