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Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Diabetic Nephropathy

When diabetes can lead to kidney disease

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetic nephropathy is damage to the kidneys caused by complications of diabetes. In cases of diabetic nephropathy, the kidneys don't function properly, and may even stop working completely, the American Academy of Family Physicians warns.

The academy offers this list of possible warning signs:

  • Having swollen ankles and feet.
  • Feeling weak.
  • Having loss of appetite.
  • Having nausea or stomach upset.
  • Having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep.
  • Having difficulty concentrating, or feeling confused.
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