Early screening and treatment slow the progression of diabetic nephropathy

Authors: Peter Ponťuch
Authors‘ workplace: IV. interná klinika LF UK a UN Bratislava, Nemocnica sv. Cyrila a Metoda, prednosta prof. MUDr. Peter Ponťuch, CSc.
Published in: Forum Diab 2015; 4(3): 166-169
Category: Main Theme: Review


Increasing number of diabetic patients and their longer life expectancy contribute to the higher prevalence of diabetic nephropathy. Epidemiological survey NEFRITI brought actual data on a prevalence of chronic kidney disease in diabetic patients in Slovakia. Early diagnosis based on albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate and subsequent standard treatment are cardinal preconditions for slowing the progression of diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease are the biggest subgroup from among all patients on renal replacement therapy. The European Renal Best Practice work group developed Clinical practice guideline on management of patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease stage 3b or higher.

treatment of diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease – prevalence of diabetic nephropathy – screening of diabetic nephropathy


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