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Risk Factors and Management of Kidney Diseases in Saudi Women with Diabetes

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 2 ]


Khalid Siddiqui* and Salini Scaria Joy   Pages 95 - 101 ( 7 )


Background: The prevalence of diabetic kidney diseases (DKD) in the Saudi population is increasing and its prevalence has been reported as 37.4%. Recently, a higher prevalence of albuminuria in women has been proven through population-based studies.

Objective: Recently, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has witnessed many changes in women’s activities, and women are more actively participating in the social and cultural development of the country. Thus, focusing on women’s health-related issues has become crucial. The necessity of research focusing on the influence of various risk factors on DKD has emerged as a priority.

Methods: The literature search was done by search engines and databases (PubMed, Google scholar and EMBASE). From a total of 21 selected articles, 18 articles are included in this study.

Results: This review emphasizes on the higher influence of certain DKD risk factors on Saudi women including a high prevalence of glucose intolerance during pregnancy, obesity due to lack of physical activity, and genetic predisposition due to consanguineous marriages, etc.

Conclusion: This study can raise awareness regarding the prevention and management of DKD in Saudi diabetic women.


Diabetic kidney diseases, type 2 diabetes, end stage renal diseases, risk factors, management, diabetic women.


Strategic Center for Diabetes Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Strategic Center for Diabetes Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh

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