Diabetic kidney disease (DKD), previously known as diabetic nephropathy, is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Thorough clinical history, physical examination, and pertinent diagnostic procedures play a key role in the diagnosis of DKD and in the prevention of disease progression. A comprehensive management approach to DKD includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and a collaborative effort with a specialist and other healthcare providers.
This e-learning module will discuss the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of diabetic kidney disease, along with its recommended management approach in the primary care setting.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
Keywords: diabetic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, diabetes mellitus complication, hyperglycemia, renal fibrosis