Chapter 31. The Epidemiology of Diabetic Kidney Disease

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman2,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair3,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant4 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer5
  1. Anne T. Reutens,
  2. Louise Prentice and
  3. Robert C. Atkins

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch31

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Reutens, A. T., Prentice, L. and Atkins, R. C. (2008) The Epidemiology of Diabetic Kidney Disease, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 3

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 4

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 5

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • diabetic kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy (DN);
  • diabetic kidney disease epidemiology;
  • albuminuria and vascular disease;
  • Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) trial;
  • familial predisposition;
  • Pima Indians - DN familial aggregation;
  • fibrinogen levels and cardiovascular events;
  • cigarette smoking and type 1 diabetes nephropathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Incidence and Prevalence of Diabetic Kidney Disease

  • Association with CVD

  • Etiological Factors: Markers of Risk for Development of DN

  • Lipids

  • Familial Predisposition

  • Smoking

  • Fibrinogen

  • Kallikrein

  • Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • The Epidemiology of Prevention

  • References