Treatment And Prevention Of Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy is the most common cause of ESRD in the Western world and is responsible for almost a third of all the patients with ESRD in the United States. Approximately 20-30% of diabetic patients will develop kidney disease over their lifetime. However, possibly as a result of improvements in glycemic control and blood pressure therapy, the incidence of diabetic nephropathy seems to be declining (145-147). Therapies to prevent or delay the progression of diabetic nephropathy are thus critical and the various strategies effective at various stages are discussed below.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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