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Diabetic Kidney Health (Joslin Clinic Nephrology Services)

A common complication for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes is kidney disease. Blood vessel changes in the kidney’s filtering system can affect the kidney’s ability to filter wastes.

But early discovery of problems and aggressive treatment up the odds that you can keep your kidneys healthy. Tight blood glucose and blood pressure control can prevent or at least slow the development and progression of kidney disease.

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What makes Joslin unique in its care for people with diabetic kidney disease?

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Page last updated: March 26, 2019