Population Comparisons of the Frequency of Diabetic Nephropathy

  • William C. Knowler
  • Charles L. Kunzelman
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 6)


Nephropathy, a serious complication of diabetes, has received less epidemiologic study than complications such as coronary disease and retinopathy, and there are few data on interpopulation differences in prevalence and incidence of diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy needs further study to determine why some patients develop progressive, irreversible glomerular failure, while others maintain nearly normal renal function despite decades of severe hyperglycemia.


Diabetic Nephropathy Urine Albumin Excretion Rate Overt Nephropathy Interpopulation Difference Overt Diabetic Nephropathy 
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  • Charles L. Kunzelman

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