Diabetic Nephropathy and Kidneys Directory
"Diabetic nephropathy" means kidney damage caused by diabetes. The condition is a leading cause of kidney failure. Almost a third of people with diabetes develop it. It is more severe that basic kidney disease. One of the first symptoms of the condition is finding protein in the urine. This leads to more kidney damage and a buildup of waste in the blood. The damage may result in the need for kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of diabetic nephropathy and kidneys, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.