Diabetic Nephropathy is the chronic loss of functioning of the kidneys occurring in those with diabetes. This is also known as End-Stage Renal Disease(ESRD). Not everyone with diabetes has kidney failure, around 40% of people with diabetes can develop nephropathy. Usual symptom is frequent urination, urine usually doesn’t contain protein albumin, but in some cases your kidneys are not able to filter the protein out the way they should and then the problem is diagnosed as diabetic nephropathy. Other symptoms include tiredness, headaches, nausea, vomiting and itching. Risk factors include poor control of blood glucose, uncontrolled high blood pressure, past or current cigarette use, a family history of diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic Nephropathy has increased risk of death in general.
- Pathophysiology of Diabetic Nephropathy
- Complications of Diabetic Nephropathy