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Question:

From Methuen, Massachusetts, USA:

Is it possible to have kidney disease before diabetes?

Answer:

Yes. Diabetic nephropathy can appear some time (even years) before diagnosis of diabetes (especially type 2) is made. Unfortunately, all too often, the underlying metabolic disturbances have already damaged the kidney by the time the diagnosis of diabetes is established.

MS

DTQ-20010624234549
Original posting 4 Jul 2001
Posted to Complications

  
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