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Kidney failure and diabetes

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I read somewhere that diabetics have an increases risk of developing kidney failure. I was just trying to understand what is meant by this. The role of the kidney is filtration of blood, reabsorption of ions and molecules that the body needs, control blood volume, and of course excrete wastes as urine. So in diabetes, the glomeruli have a chance of being broken down and so as a result, the patient pees out glucose which is normally reaborbed. At the same time, is he unable to also reabsorb ions and molecules that he needs like Na?

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