Fast Five Quiz: Risk for Diabetic Nephropathy Progression

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


March 22, 2022

The recommended blood pressure for patients with diabetic nephropathy is the same as that for patients with diabetes: 130/80 mm Hg. Diabetic nephropathy develops in about 40% of patients and is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, according to Alicic and colleagues.

Prevention of diabetic complications, particularly diabetic kidney disease, by long-term intensive glycemic control from early in the course of diabetes is well established for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, intensive glucose control after onset of complications or in longstanding diabetes has not been shown to reduce risk for progression or improve overall clinical outcomes.

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