Diabetic nephropathy is kidney damage caused by hyperglycemia. It can lead to chronic renal failure.

The term describes changes in the kidney due to diabetes. They happen in the glomeruli[1]--the filtering structures in the kidney. These changes can be mild enough not to produce any outward signs of the disease. (In this case, they are only identified with a biopsy of the kidney.) Diabetic nephropathy is a very serious condition for all diabetics.

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  1. Wikipedia:Glomerulus
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