Its important when a person begins showing symptoms of diabetes to get checked out by a medical professional, as letting the disease progress without proper could lead to other health complications.
According to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN), undetected kidney disease could be a result of undiagnosed diabetes.
The scientists estimate that more than 13 million Americans could have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may not realize it. Research showed that there was a link between both undiagnosed kidney disease and diabetes.
“Our research indicates that much of the CKD burden in the United States is in persons with prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes, who are not being screened for CKD,” said researcher Laura C. Plantinga.
The researchers found that based on lab tests, 42 percent of participants who had undiagnosed diabetes also had CKD. Additionally, individuals who had been diagnosed with the disease also had a 40 percent instance of CKD, indicating that the two problems coincide with each other.