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Two Drugs Disappoint as Type 1 Kidney Treatments, But Shine With Eyes
Aug 17, 2009 | 
The theory of unintended consequences has gotten another boost. Although two drugs designed to slow the loss of kidney function in people with type 1 diabetes turned out to be busts, they had a wonderful but entirely unexpected side effect: Eye damage was reduced by 65 to 70 percent in the patients taking them.
Early Detection Aims to Reverse Rising Rate of Kidney Disease
Mar 19, 2009 | 
A report commissioned by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is being published in this month's issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the National Kidney Foundation's journal. Led by kidney specialists Dr. Andrew S. Levey at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and Dr. William McClellan at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the panel of experts designed a comprehensive public health strategy to prevent the development and complications of chronic kidney disease in the U.S.
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Utah Jazz Owner Miller Suffers Double Amputation Due to Type 2 Complications
Jan 26, 2009 | 
Utah Jazz owner, Larry H. Miller had his legs amputated six inches below the knee last week. A spokesman for the successful pro basketball team told the Associated Press that the surgery was due to complications from type 2 diabetes. The spokesman noted that Miller was already using a wheelchair before the surgery. Miller is 64 years old.
Metabolic Syndrome Could Be Kidney Disease Precursor in Type 2s
Jan 6, 2009 | 
Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong report that having metabolic syndrome may raise the risk of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Mind-Shifting: A Valuable Tool To Control Diabetes
Dec 22, 2008 | 
The day I heard "Diabetes is not the leading cause of heart attack, blindness, kidney disease, and amputation," my life changed. I had believed the opposite to be true for the 32 years I'd been dealing with diabetes. Complications had always hung like a knife over my head.
Inexpensive Drug Improves Kidney Function and Could Reduce Need for Dialysis
Oct 27, 2008 | 
10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease
Aug 20, 2008 | 
Last week was Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week. Kidney disease is considered a "quiet disease," and many people don't recognize its early warning signs.
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