Chronic kidney disease underdiagnosed in patients with type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is significantly underdiagnosed in the population with type 2 diabetes, say investigators who conducted a recent multi-site observational cross-sectional study. This is an especially important finding for Indian physicians and patients, since the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has ranked India as the country with the most patients with diabetes, including type 2 diabetes, worldwide.

About 30% of Indian patients diagnosed with diabetes suffer kidney disease complications, according to a 2009-2010 study that included 16,000 diabetic patients in Indian city centers (2012; Diabetes Technol Ther). The IDF estimates that...

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