This assumption has prevented further investigations on the aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Given that the mechanisms underlying renal dysfunction are likely to be different in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, this assumption has led to the use of inadequate early markers and delays in diagnosis. Also, prognosis and response to treatment are likely to be different between the two patient groups. The need to understand better the differences in nephropathy in type 1 vs type 2 diabetes is addressed in part in the research section (see also Milestones 5 ...

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