Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease appear to raise mortality risk

01/24/2013 | Healio

Kidney disease appears to contribute to mortality in diabetes patients, according to new research. Patients who have kidney disease and type 2 diabetes face a higher mortality risk than those who do not have either condition and those who have diabetes alone, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Data on 15,046 participants revealed patients with both type 2 diabetes and kidney disease had a 10-year mortality rate of 31.1%, compared with 11.5% in the diabetes-only group and 7.7% among those who did not have either condition.

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