What is it?

Diabetic nephropathy may be a complication of both diabetes type 1 or 2. Diabetic nephropathy is a damage to the kidney’s filtering system due to damage to the blood vessels which occurs over the years in people with diabetes. It may progress to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or kidney transplant.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include unbalanced hypertension, proteinuria, edema, frequent urination, confusion, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, persistent itching and fatigue.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood and urine tests, imaging tests of the kidneys and a kidney biopsy.


Treatment focuses on keeping the diabetes and the blood pressure controlled. In early stages, medications to control blood pressure such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin 2 receptor blockers (ARBs) are used as well as medications for blood sugar control. In cases of advanced kidney damage, kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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