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July 4, 2001

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Question from Methuen, Massachusetts, USA:

Is it possible to have kidney disease before diabetes?

Answer:

From: DTeam Staff

Yes. Diabetic nephropathy can appear some time (even years) before diagnosis of diabetes (especially type 2) is made. Unfortunately, all too often, the underlying metabolic disturbances have already damaged the kidney by the time the diagnosis of diabetes is established.

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