oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Renal function in non-insulin dependent - diabetes mellitus

Volume 37, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Creatinine clearance, urinary specific gravity after water deprivation and fractional excretion of sodium, potassium and phosphate were measured in 28 patients with uncomplicated non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Defective concentrating capacity was found in 46 pc of the patients and 21 pc had decreased glomerular filtration rate. Renal handling of sodium was normal in the patients but they showed a tendency for renal retention of potassium. Glycosuric patients showed marked phosphaturia.

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