Nonglycemic Intervention in Diabetic Nephropathy: The Role of Dietary Protein Intake

  • G. C. Viberti
  • R. A. Dodds
  • J. J. Bending
  • E. Bognetti
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 6)


The evolution of diabetic renal disease is hardly affected by correction of the metabolic disturbance of diabetes [1] and appears to recognize other determinants of progression [2]. Levels of arterial pressure seem important in this respect and have been shown to influence considerably the rate of decline of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) [3, 4]. This supports the view that hemodynamic factors may have become predominant at this stage of nephropathy [5] and suggests that maneuvers capable of modifying renal and/or systemic vascular dynamics may have independent beneficial effects on the relentless deterioration of renal function in this condition.


Glomerular Filtration Rate Diabetic Nephropathy Protein Intake Albumin Excretion Rate Renal Plasma Flow 
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  • G. C. Viberti
  • R. A. Dodds
  • J. J. Bending
  • E. Bognetti

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