Q&A With Frank Brosius, MD From the University of Michigan: How to Diagnose and Educate Others About Diabetic Kidney Disease

Diabetic kidney disease does not have the telltale signs of other conditions which can make it difficult to spot. However, with the right tests patients can get the treatments they need.

Diabetic kidney disease does not have the telltale signs of other conditions which can make it difficult to spot. However, with the right tests patients can get the treatments they need.

Frank C. Brosius, MD, from the University of Michigan discussed the condition during the American Diabetes Association's 75th Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston. Brosius said the condition usually consists of "characteristic set of pathologic changes that go on with a decline of kidney function," in most cases. He also noted there could be a "mixed pattern," particularly in older patients with diabetes.