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Nephrology and Kidney Care for Diabetics: Diabetes causes tremendous stress and damage to the kidneys. Diabetes patients are frequently renally impaired and at high risk for kidney failure if not on dialysis. This further complicates the management of their diabetes and increases mortality risk. However, new treatments, drugs, and clinical insights are aiding medical professionals in their fight against kidney disease and its relationship to diabetes.

First-Void Urine Predicts Renal Events

A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease. “From a clinical point of view, these results are very important, because they imply that collection of first morning voids, which is clearly more convenient than collecting a 24-hour …

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