Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Comorbidities

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


January 21, 2022

The initial measure for minimizing diabetic nephropathy is glycemic control (target A1c level less than 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 or diabetic kidney disease.

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