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Complications of Diabetes

Kidney Problems in Diabetes

Your kidneys act as a highly selective filter or sieve, which allows certain waste elements to pass through to the urine but usually retains proteins. Diabetic nephropathy is a condition peculiar to diabetes the hallmark of which is a leakage of protein into the urine. Over a period of time this leakage worsens with progressive loss of kidney function and eventual irreversible kidney failure.

 Useful links

www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ site/kid_trans.html

www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes/services/clinical/renal/renal_services_index.html