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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