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IS CKD a Risk Factor for Diabetes?

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A new analysis of data from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study finds an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes at long-term follow-up in CKD patients who were initially free of diabetes. The findings support the need for greater vigilance for type 2 diabetes in the CKD population, the authors reported in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

The analysis included 1713 participants from the prospective CRIC study. All had reduced kidney function at baseline, with a median eGFR of 47.3 mL/min/1.73 m2. About 51% were white, 36% black, and 8% Hispanic. The participants’ median