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How is kidney damage related to type 2 diabetes?

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The risk of kidney disease increases over time, meaning the longer you have diabetes the greater your risk. This complication carries significant risk of serious illness -- such as kidney failure and heart disease.

From: Men and Type 2 Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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