What is the importance of patient education for diabetic nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Patient education is key in trying to prevent diabetic nephropathy. Appropriate education, follow-up, and regular doctor visits are important in prevention and early recognition and management of diabetic nephropathy.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth’s Diabetes Center. In addition, see eMedicineHealth’s patient education article Diabetes Mellitus.

For further information, see Mayo Clinic - Kidney Transplant Information.


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