How is diabetic nephropathy characterized?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Diabetic nephropathy is characterized by the following:

  • Persistent albuminuria (>300 mg/d or >200 μg/min) that is confirmed on at least 2 occasions 3-6 months apart

  • A relentless decline in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

  • Elevated arterial blood pressure


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