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Onset of diabetes and nephropathy

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by nikobasi, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. nikobasi

    nikobasi Type 1 · Member

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    Hello, i have read articles that if you did not have proteinouria for the first twenty years of diabetes the probability to get nephropathy in the future is very little. Is this true?
     
  2. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I don't know the answer to this. Hope someone else will.
    Do you have references for the articles?
     
  3. nikobasi

    nikobasi Type 1 · Member

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206005/

    "The peak incidence of nephropathy is 10 to 20 years after diabetes onset and then it occurs as a progressive decrease. So that if the patients spent more than 30 years of his illness and still be normoalbuminuric, it likely to decrease diabetic nephropathy risk (5)."
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @nikobasi, the article you quote seems pretty clear but it cannot guarantee that a small percentage might escape the apparent time limit and present with kidney problems a little later.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No one can predict who will have complications or not some are more predisposed to them than others. We can only do what we hope will help us to avoid them.
     
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