Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes A guide to screening, diagnosis and slowing progression

Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes A guide to screening, diagnosis and slowing progression

It is important to screen for, diagnose and aggressively manage chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes because diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. DKD progression can be delayed and prevented by aiming for tight glycaemic and blood pressure control and by using blockers of the renin-angiotensin system and, if appropriate, sodiumglucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors. It is also important to aggressively address cardiovascular risk factors.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2021