Diabetic Nephropathy
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about the stages of progression, diagnostic tests used and epidemiology of diabetic nephropathy.

Course Publication Date: May 15, 2020

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DN120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic functions of the kidney.

  • Name the three characteristics of the clinical syndrome called diabetic nephropathy.

  • List four risk factors that people with diabetes might have that would make them more likely to develop diabetic nephropathy.

  • Name six of the symptoms that develop late in diabetic nephropathy.

  • Discuss the prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S.

  • Discuss the progression of microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy.

  • Describe renal physiology.

  • Name the major stages in the natural progression of renal disease.

  • List three diagnostic tests used to assess and monitor renal function.

  • Describe three treatment options for diabetic nephropathy.


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