Diabetic Kidney Disorders: Overview
Kidney disorders are a common complication of diabetes of any type. Diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels in the kidneys. This can lead to kidney disease and kidney failure, usually progressing over years or decades. Kidney failure is one of the main causes of death due to diabetes. The main diabetes-related kidney disorder is called “Diabetic Nephropathy”.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Kidney Disorders: Kidney disorders, or renal disorders, refers to any of the group of diseases that affect the kidneys. Acute kidney conditions
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- Kidney Failure: Kidney failure is inadequate function of the kidneys, also called renal failure. Kidney failure may be acute or chronic.
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- Kidney: The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the lower abdomen whose main role is the production of urine
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