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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.

Dr. Richard Bergman, Part 4 – Diabetes, Altitude and the Role of Kidneys in Research

Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed and Dr. Richard Bergman discuss his ADA presentations — the relationship between diabetes and altitude, and the role of kidneys in diabetes research. Steve also asks why the degredation of insulin in the liver is important in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Dr. Bergman is the founder and director of Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. He introduced the use of engineering principles to understand the pathogenesis of diabetes.

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Finerenone Improves Albuminuria in Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) are often used with a renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blocker to further reduce proteinuria in patients with CKD. However, eplerenone and spironolactone increase the risk of hyperkalemia in these patients. Finerenone (BAY94-8862) is a new nonsteroidal MRA that has better receptor selectivity than spironolactone, associating with lower …

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