Epidemiology of diabetic nephropathy

Anne T. Reutens, Robert C. Atkins

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Abstract

Diabetic nephropathy affects approximately one third of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Risk factors affecting progression of kidney disease include baseline albumin excretion, age, glycemic control, blood pressure, serum cholesterol and use of renin-angiotensin system blockers. As the total number of people with diabetes is projected to increase substantially to 2050, the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy will rise dramatically, with concomitant increase in associated cardiovascular mortality and endstage renal disease. This will produce significant social and economic ramifications, particularly in the developing world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiabetes and the Kidney
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherS Karger AG
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783805597432
ISBN (Print)9783805597425
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameContributions To Nephrology
PublisherS Karger AG
Volume170
ISSN (Print)0302-5144
  • Epidemiology of diabetic nephropathy

    Reutens, A. T. & Atkins, R. C., 8 Jun 2011, Diabetes and the Kidney. Switzerland: S Karger AG, p. 1-7 7 p. (Contributions To Nephrology; vol. 170).

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