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Diabetic nephropathy

  • Alternative Names

    Kimmelstiel-Wilson disease; Diabetic glomerulosclerosis; Nephropathy - diabetic


    Before having an MRI, CT scan, or other imaging test where you may receive a contrast dye that contains iodine, tell your doctor. These dyes can further damage the kidneys.

    Commonly used pain medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and prescription COX-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib (Celebrex) may injure the weakened kidney. Always talk to your health care provider before using any of these drugs.


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