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Can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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In brief: 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 [1] blood test [2] urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck.

In brief: 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 [1] blood test [2] urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck.
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