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"People with type 2 diabetes have many other risk factors for cardiovascular disease and mortality, so we expected that kidney disease would predict a part, but not a majority, of higher mortality associated with type 2 diabetes. To our surprise, we found that even in the medically complex patients with type 2 diabetes, kidney disease is a very powerful predictor of premature death."
"First, among people with type 2 diabetes, the subgroup with kidney disease carries most of the mortality risk, so targeting intensive risk factor modification on this subgroup is likely to have the highest impact on overall mortality of people with diabetes. Secondly, preventing kidney disease may be a powerful way of reducing mortality in people with diabetes."
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"Kidney Disease Identifies Increased Mortality Risk in Type 2 Diabetes"
Michael Sachs, PhD, Bryan Kestenbaum, MD, MS, Irl Hirsch, MD, Katherine Tuttle, MD, FACP, FASN, Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, and Ian de Boer, MD, MS
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, January 24, 2013, doi: 10.1681/2012070718.
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