About this Research Topic
Diabetic Nephropathy, or Diabetic Kidney Disease, refers to the deterioration of proper functioning in the kidneys of patients affected by both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Almost 40% of diabetic patients are affected by this syndrome, increasing their risk of death. Diabetic Nephropathy is defined by increased urinary albumin excretion in absence of other renal diseases. Genetics, glycaemic control, and hypertension are the main factors that can influence kidney disease development. Diabetic nephropathy is divided into five stages of deterioration, with the final one being ESRD.
New diagnosis and prevention tools for Diabetic Nephropathy are fundamental, as the symptoms tend to become apparent once the condition has reached later stages. Currently, there is no cure for this syndrome, as therapies and medications focus on slowing down the progression of kidney damage.
In this Research Topic, we aim to gather manuscripts that contribute to the new findings on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy. We welcome submissions focusing on Diabetic Nephropathy that cover, but not limited to, the newly discovered genetic findings, and innovative methods to investigate preclinical, diagnostic, and clinical or treatment studies to assess Diabetic Kidney Disease.
Keywords: diabetic nephtopathy, diagnosis, diabetic kidney disease, prevention, diabetes
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