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Mechanisms of Diabetic Nephropathy

The kidney consists of four basic tissue types: vessels, glomeruli, tubules, and interstitium. Each of these types may be influenced by different pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with diabetic nephropathy. Despite their variability, these mechanisms share common clinical outcomes including microalbuminuria, progesssion to end-stage renal disease, and increased risks of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Expanded Use for Anti-Diabetes Injection Approved

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company have announced that Byetta (exenatide) injection has been approved for expanded combination therapy in people with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate blood sugar control on a thiazolidinedione (TZD).

Metformin Improves Survival

SAN DIEGO—Treatment of type 2 diabetes with metformin alone or in combination with other hypoglycemic agents is associated with decreased all-cause mortality compared with anti-diabetic regimens that do not contain metformin, data suggest.

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