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What are diabetic nephropathy complications and how can I prevent it?

The key complication of diabetic nephropathy is more advanced kidney disease, called Chronic Kidney Disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease can, in turn, progress even further, eventually leading to total kidney failure and the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.

The same measures that are used in the treatment of diabetic kidney disease are also useful in preventing it. That’s true for the lifestyle choices mentioned, as well as for the tight control of blood sugar levels and blood pressure.