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Do you have any kidney damage as a result of your diabetes?
No, my kidneys are healthy and I am not concerned about damage.
 
No, my kidneys are healthy, but I am concerned about future damage.
 
Yes, a small amount, but I do not take any medication to treat it.
 
Yes, a small amount, and I take an ACE inhibitor or an ARB drug to help prevent further damage.
 
Yes, enough to require dialysis treatment.
 
Yes, I have in the past, but I have had a kidney transplant.
 
I am not sure.
 

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by Brenda Bell
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