Diabetic Nephropathy

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found an incidence of endstage renal disease of 0.23/100 person years, with rates of 0.29 for patients with type 1 diabetes and 0.27 for patients with type 2 diabetes (90). Factors such as African American race, gout, and hypertension more than doubled the risk of endstage renal disease (90). In a study by Klein et al., analyzing 891 patients with type 1 diabetes, the 10-year cumulative incidence of renal failure or serum creatinine > 2.0 mg/dl was 14.9 percent (90). The risk of renal failure almost doubled for every 1 percent increase in HbA1c (36). Hypertension almost tripled the risk (90).

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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