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Do chemical changes to kidney DNA cause diabetic kidney disease? – Kidney Research UK

The problem

Diabetic kidney disease is a growing global problem, occurring in up to 50% of people with diabetes. Current therapies focus on controlling diabetes, rather than treating the diabetic kidney disease more directly. To manage this disorder more effectively it is important to understand what factors contribute to kidney problems in patients with diabetes. Abigail is aiming to learn more by looking at a process called ‘DNA methylation’.