Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diabetic Nephropathy Evaluation

The evaluation of diabetic nephropathy begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with diabetic nephropathy may include:

Blood and urine tests are required to evaluate diabetic nephropathy.

Tests that may be used to evaluate diabetic nephropathy include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate the structure and function of the kidneys include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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