Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 4th, 2003
"Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in western or westernized countries and the largest contributor to the total cost of diabetes care around the world. In addition to the development of diabetic nephropathy and end-stage renal failure, diabetic patients with evidence of albuminuria have a much higher risk of developing myocardial infarctions, cerebrovascular accidents, severe progressive retinopathy, and peripheral and autonomic neuropathy," investigators in Italy...
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