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Lewis G, Maxwell AP. Risk factor control is key in diabetic nephropathy. Practitioner 2014;258 (1768):13-17

Risk factor control is key in diabetic nephropathy

24 Feb 2014Pais-up subscribers

Prolonged duration of diabetes, poor glycaemic control and hypertension are major risk factors for both diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular disease. Optimising blood sugar control together with excellent control of blood pressure can reduce the risk of developing diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy should be considered in any patient with diabetes when persistent albuminuria develops.

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