Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes

Scientists have discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a new study.

“We identified molecular mechanisms that may be responsible for increased blood glucose levels in patients with non-diabetic chronic kidney disease. Our observations in mice and in human samples show that the disease can cause secondary diabetes,” said Dr. Vincent Poitout, researcher, CRCHUM Director, and principal investigator of the study. Read more . . .


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