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Nephrotic Problems among Diabetic Patients of Bangladesh

A. K. Mohiuddin


Nearly 80% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. It increases healthcare use and expenditure and imposes a huge economic burden on the healthcare systems. The International Diabetes Federation estimated more than 7 million people with diabetes in Bangladesh and nearly an equal number with undetected diabetes. This figure is estimated to be doubled by 2025. It is a costly condition and can lead to stroke, heart attack, chronic kidney diseases, neuropathy, visual impairment and amputations. Bangladesh is a developing country where 75% of total population lives in rural area. Subsequently they have poor healthcare access as 26% of rural professionals remain vacant and nearly 40%, absent. Nearly 45% rural people take medical assessment from unqualified health workers including medical assistants, mid-wives, village doctors, community health workers in comparison to that by qualified medical graduates (only 10–20%). More than 75% women having complications sought treatment from an unqualified provider. These are mostly because concern over medical costs, and pronounced socioeconomic disparities found for care-seeking behavior in both urban and rural Bangladesh.
Keywords: Diabetic patient, diabetic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus

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Mohiuddin AK, Nephrotic Problems among Diabetic Patients of Bangladesh. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Biotechnology. 2018; 8(3): 1–6p.

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