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Microalbuminuria and Mortality in Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

  • Anita Schmitz
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 6)

Abstract

The prevalence and incidence of microalbuminuria in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) has been described in the preceding chapter. Microalbuminuria and proteinuria are rather common in these patients, whereas the frequency of renal impairment is of a low order of magnitude [1]. Diseases other than diabetes are known to be associated with albuminuria in elderly subjects, and NIDDM causes a further increase in albuminuria [2]. The association of diabetes and increased mortality is well established and the poorer prognosis in NIDDM is due mainly to disabilities caused by large-vessel disease. It has recently been shown by Jarret et al. [3] and Mogensen [4] that microalbuminuria is a predictor of increased mortality in NIDDM.

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Diabetic Nephropathy Diabetes Duration Glomerular Structure Preceding Chapter Outpatient Attendance 
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