Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Understanding Diabetic Kidney Disease: What are the best options for clinical management?

Lecture - July 30, 2016 - Asian Interchange on Diabetes meeting - Per-Henrik Groop, MD – University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Per-Henrik Groop outlines that diabetic kidney disease is common and associated with a grim prognosis. Optimal glucose control is central to limiting the risk of renal complications. Newer antidiabetic drugs can play a welcome role to optimally treat these patients.

This lecture was recorded during the Asian Interchange on Diabetes meeting, held in Bangkok on July 30-31, 2016

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