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Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics


Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to develop in female diabetics than male diabetics, according to a recent study.

Researchers found that female gender was associated with a 35% increased risk of incident CKD compared with males in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk, demographics, duration of diabetes, baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), CKD risk factors, depressive symptoms, and diabetes self-care, according to a report in Nephrology.

The research investigators pointed out that prospective cohort studies involving patients with diabetes generally have found that men are at higher risk of incident CKD than women, but these studies were not designed to examine sex differences and have limitations. Mortality was not accounted for as a competing event, which is relevant because diabetic men have a shorter life expectancy than women.

Read more about the study here.