Kidney disease

Kidney disease

Having type 1 diabetes means you are more likely to get kidney disease – this is called nephropathy. You should have a urine sample tested at your annual review to see if there is any albumin (a type of protein) in it. If there are signs of kidney damage you should be offered medicine for this, and advised not to eat too much protein. You may be referred to a kidney specialist (nephrologist).

NICE has produced separate guidance and information for the public on kidney disease – see other NICE guidance for more information.

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