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How can I guard against nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease)?

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Nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease) is the most common cause of kidney failure in the United States and the greatest threat to life in adults with type 1 diabetes. It is essential that people with diabetes undergo an annual test for the presence of microalbuminuria, the spilling of small amounts of the protein albumin into the urine, which indicates kidney damage.

 

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