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What can happen if I don't treat my diabetic nephropathy?

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If not treated, the kidneys will continue to fail and larger amounts of proteins can be detected in the urine. Advanced kidney failure requires treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant.

From: Diabetic Nephropathy WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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