Editors: Moro O. Salifu, Samy I. McFarlane

Series Title: Diabetes: Current and Future Developments

Kidney Disease in Diabetes

Volume 1

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $134.5
Printed Copy: US $95
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-981-14-2199-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-2200-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114220031200101


This reference work provides comprehensive information about diabetic nephropathy. Chapters in the book introduce the reader to the link between diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and delve into many topics relevant to treating kidney disease in diabetic patients. These topics include CKD epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment considerations for the elderly patient, post-transplant diabetes, pathophysiology, biomarkers and much more. Special topics such as the incidence of cardiovascular disease in diabetic CKD, nutrition for obese CKD patients and the clinical use of biomarkers for evaluating cases are also included.

The broad spectrum coverage of informative topics about diabetic kidney disease make this an essential reference for medical students and clinical residents/healthcare professionals in nephrology, endocrinology, geriatrics, internal medicine and general surgery. Researchers interested in the clinical biochemistry of diabetes and associated disorders will also benefit from the information presented.


Diabetic kidney disease is by far the most common cause of kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy in the Western world. It is also rapidly becoming the number one cause of kidney failure in many developing nations. There have been many innovations over the past three decades involving both blood pressure and glucose control. These have translated into markedly slowing progression of kidney disease from a loss of 10-12 ml/min/year to 2-3 ml/min/year, thus, delaying the time to dialysis. Additionally, new classes of medication for managing glycemic control have resulted in marked cardiovascular event reduction as well as further slowing of kidney disease associated with diabetes.

This book summarizes the latest literature over the spectrum of diabetic kidney disease and provides practical applications of this knowledge for the student, resident and practitioner. It serves as a good resource for anyone interested in gaining insight from the results of trials and their application to patient management. It is highly recommended for all.

George Bakris
Professor of Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Hypertension Center
The University of Chicago Medicine


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