Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Comorbidities

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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January 30, 2020

The initial measure for minimizing diabetic nephropathy is glycemic control (target A1c level < 7%). Additional measures include the use of renin-angiotensin system blockers in patients with diabetic renal disease and proteinuria and the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with proteinuria.

Increasing daily fluid intake, taking supplemental magnesium and calcium, and following the Mediterranean diet are not appropriate measures to minimize diabetic nephropathy.

Learn more about managing diabetic nephropathy.

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