Microvascular Complications of Diabetic Kidney Disease Addressed in Report

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Innovative therapies and a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) are slowing its progression, according to a new Endocrine Society scientific statement on diabetic microvascular complications. The statement also describes the slow progress in finding genetic markers for diabetic kidney disease and says that the cause of disease is misdiagnosed for many patients.

“Vascular complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients,” according to “Diabetic Microvascular Disease: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.” The kidney, eye, and peripheral nervous system form the triad of “classical diabetes microvascular target tissues. Microvascular renal disease