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If You Have Diabetes Get Your Kidneys Checked

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Kidney disease is more likely to develop if blood sugar levels are not under control. If you have diabetes, talk to your healthcare provider about how you can reduce your risk of kidney disease and to find out how whether you should have your kidney functions checked.

Sources:

American Diabetes Association. Kidney Disease (Nephropathy). Web. November 6, 2012.
http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/kidney-diseas...

National Kidney Disease Education Program. For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease. Web. November 6, 2012.
http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/resources/get-checked-kidney-disease.shtml

PubMed Health. Diabetes and kidney disease. Web. November 6, 2012.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001524/

Reviewed November 7, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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