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Why is diabetic nephropathy more severe than other kidney diseases?

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Diabetic nephropathy -- kidney disease that results from diabetes -- is the number one cause of kidney failure. People with diabetes and kidney disease do worse overall than people with kidney disease alone. This is because people with diabetes tend to have other long-standing medical conditions, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and blood vessel disease (atherosclerosis). People with diabetes also are more likely to have other kidney-related problems, such as bladder infections and nerve damage to the bladder.

From: Diabetic Nephropathy WebMD Medical Reference

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National Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes and Kidney Disease.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Kidney Disease (Nephropathy).” 

The Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes and Kidney Disease.” 

Gross, J. 2005. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 15, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes and Kidney Disease.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Kidney Disease (Nephropathy).” 

The Kidney Foundation: “Diabetes and Kidney Disease.” 

Gross, J. 2005. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 15, 2018

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