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Medical News and Perspectives
June 23/30, 2004

Attacking Host of Risk Factors Is Key to Treating, Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

JAMA. 2004;291(24):2931-2932. doi:10.1001/jama.291.24.2931

Chicago—For patients diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus, kidney disease looms as a dangerous comorbidity that accelerates the risk of cardiovascular complications, including death.

Until recently, the link between diabetes and kidney disease was unexplored, but researchers are now focusing on the interaction and uncovering useful interventions. Such interventions, such as controlling hypertension and hyperglycemia, can minimize, reverse, or even prevent kidney disease in patients with diabetes.

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