Understanding Diabetes Mellitus and Kidney Disease

Understanding Diabetes Mellitus and Kidney Disease

Identification: nnj_so09A1
Issue: September-October 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 5
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Goal: To provide an overview of diabetes mellitus and how it affects individuals with kidney disease.


  1. Define diabetes mellitus.
  2. Explain the differences between type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  3. Discuss the emergence of diabesity.
  4. Explain the term "pre-diabetes."
  5. Discuss the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease.

Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.


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