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Med Clin North Am. 2013 Jan;97(1):19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.10.008.

Clinical manifestations and natural history of diabetic kidney disease.

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University of Heidelberg, Nierenzentrum, Im Neuenheimer Feld 162, Heidelberg 69120, Germany. bueroritz@gmx.de

Abstract

Renal failure in type 2 diabetes has been termed "a medical catastrophe of worldwide dimension". In 2001, we found in our unit that 49% of incident patients requiring maintenance hemodialysis had diabetes (i.e. 98/million population/year), 6% of whom had type 1 and most (94%) had type 2 diabetes, i.e. more than the than reported frequency in Germany (approximately 35% of incident patients). The frequency is underestimated because hyperglycemia is often lost in the preterminal phase when diabetic patients lose weight and fasting hyperglycemia.

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23290727
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2012.10.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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