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What is a uremia condition in diabetic nephropathy?

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As kidney damage progresses, your kidneys cannot remove the waste from your blood. The waste then builds up in your body and can reach poisonous levels, a condition known as uremia. People with uremia are often confused and occasionally become comatose.

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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