Increase in diabetic kidney disease reported in the US

A new study has revealed an increase in diabetic kidney disease in the United States, primarily due to the increasing amount of people suffering from diabetes. The research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Associatio, found that there seemed to be no reduction in the prevalence of kidney disease among diabetes patients.
The rise, which has happened even with better diabetes care, such as improved medication for treating blood pressure, as well as controlling glucose and lipid levels, has failed to prevent kidney damage rising.
It is thought that diabetic kidney disease is develops in around 40 per cent of diabetes patients, that the metabolic condition is to blame for most cases of chronic kidney disease in the west, and that diabetic kidney disease results in nearly half of all cases of end-stage kidney failure in the US.
Ian H. de Boer, lead author on the study, claimed “Improvements in reaching therapeutic targets in diabetes management have not translated into a decline in diabetic kidney disease.”
The research recommends actions to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes as the best way to reduce the levels of diabetic kidney disease on the population, with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and other lifestyle changes been seen as the best way to achieve this.

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