Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy is by far the most common cause of end-stage kidney disease. Najafian Lab studies renal structural parameters estimated by unbiased stereological methods and through building structural-functional relationship models finds structural parameters that best describe renal functional abnormalities. We have found that such models are very robust in patients with type 1 diabetes. We are now focusing on diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetic patients.