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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kidney Disease Common in Undiagnosed and Prediabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the vastly more common form. It is fat person diabetes. Prediabetes precedes diabetes. It is more common in fat people.
Individuals with undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes also have a high incidence of unrecognized chronic kidney disease, researchers found.

More than 40% of people with undiagnosed diabetes had chronic kidney disease, based on albuminuria or reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) -- just as many as in those with diagnosed diabetes, according to Laura C. Plantinga, ScM, of San Francisco General Hospital and University of California San Francisco, and colleagues.

In their analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, prediabetes was associated with a 70% higher prevalence of chronic kidney disease than in the nondiabetic population (17.7% versus 10.6%).

Based on these results, an estimated 13 million American adults with undiagnosed or prediabetes have chronic kidney disease, they wrote in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Kudos, fatsos.

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