The relationship between glucose control and the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy.

Abstract

Diabetic nephropathy is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes; it occurs in about one third of such patients. The course of nephropathy is better defined and similar for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Patients initially develop microalbuminuria (albumin excretion rates [AERs] between 20 and 200 micrograms/min), then overt… (More)

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