Friday, 11 November 2011

Diabetes Mellitus Takes Its Toll

A recent study of patients with diabetes mellitus showed that the risk of developing chronic kidney disease rises with multiple episodes of acute kidney injury during hospital stays for patients with diabetes. Acute kidney injury is common in hospitalized patients, and the research showed that over half of them required at least one hospitalization during the follow up period, and 30% of those had at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their time in hospital. As diabetes is a major factor in kidney failure, suffering episodes like this while in hospital increases the risk of eventual failure. Preventing these problems occurring could help reduce problems later in life.