In a patient with diabetes, if he has sudden hypoglycemia then it is necessary to rule out CKD?

In a patient with diabetes, if he has sudden hypoglycemia then it is necessary to rule out CKD?

In this video, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIIMS, will discuss about the diabetic patient, hypoglycemia and association with CKD. He says that if the kidney is damaged then the natural catabolism of insulin is decreased hence more insulin is available in the body. He will further explain that if patient is being hypoglycemic with existing anti-diabetic medications then they should investigate for chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

Dr Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, graduate and post graduate from King George Medical College, Lucknow did his nephrology specialization from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1987. Since then he is working in the same department. Kidney diseases, particularly acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) contribute to more than 10,000 patients per million populations in India. These are not only serious diseases but also involves significant finances of the patient and family. While working at AIIMS in last 30 years, during various media briefing, radio talks and non-nephrology meetings, significant lacunae in general knowledge about kidney disease in general public became obvious.

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