Pancreas and kidneys

Pancreas and kidneys

Uncontrolled diabetes can damage many tissues of the body, including the kidneys. Kidney damage caused by diabetes most often involves thickening and hardening of the small arteries in the kidney. Strict blood sugar control may delay the progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetics.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/25/2013
  • Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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