Diabetic Nephropathy | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy does not usually cause any symptoms until kidney damage is severe. As the condition progresses, symptoms can include the following:

  • Swelling of the feet and ankles
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia and difficulty sleeping
  • Confusion and trouble concentrating


Diabetic Nephropathy: Common Questions by Micah L. Thorp, D.O., M.P.H. (American Family Physician June 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050701/96.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 07/05