New Research Findings on Diabetic Kidney Disease

A new study from the University of Washington reveals that though diabetic kidney disease rates have remained fairly stable in the U.S., the disease has changed course. While researchers found a lower prevalence of albuminuria, they were perplexed to find an increase in reduced kidney function.  – U.S. Diabetic Kidney Disease Rate Unchanged…

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Inflammation Linked to Diabetes After Transplant

Researchers have been unable to explain why up to 30 percent of organ transplant patients develop diabetes. Immunosuppressant drugs have topped the list of possible causes, leading doctors to believe that diabetes may be inevitable for some patients. A new study from Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania reveals that the…

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Clues to Inflammation and Damage in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Researchers from UC San Diego have uncovered inflammatory players involved in Type 1 diabetes as well as kidney damage caused by obesity. They traced insulin resistance and deficiency to an increase in a fatty acid in the kidney called sphingomyelin. The increase in sphingomyelin, which was found in mice with Type…

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Diabetic Kidney Damage May Start During Prediabetes

A prospective cohort study from researchers at University Hospital of North Norway suggests that diabetic kidney damage caused by continually high blood sugar levels may begin during prediabetes, which is much earlier than previously thought. For more than five years, the study followed 1261 people without diabetes between the ages of…

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Top News on Uric Acid and Gout

Gout was once thought of as a disease only for kings or the wealthy, brought on by overindulgence in rich foods, read meat, and alcohol, but today this painful condition is more prevalent in the general population than you might think. A form of arthritis, gout occurs when uric acid…

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Abatacept May Help Prevent Kidney Disease Caused by Diabetes

A team of researchers led by Paolo Fiorina, M.D., Ph.D. of Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School has found that abatacept may help prevent kidney disease caused by diabetes. The autoimmune drug, which works by targeting a receptor called B7-1, is prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and is also being…

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