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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Biomarkers of Diabetic Kidney Disease: How to Use Them

November 04, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Progress in prevention and treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) depends on the availability of biomarkers to identify patients at risk and biomarkers to monitor both new and existing therapies. Immunoassay-based methods and new -omics technologies are applied to find new biomarkers. Global and targeted approaches are used to search for "good" biomarkers by examining thousands of proteins or peptides. In this session, leading experts in this field present the status of these searches and discuss how positive findings can be used in research and clinical settings.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the importance of circulating and urinary biomarkers in research on DKD and in the care of patients with diabetes
  • Outline newly discovered circulating and urinary biomarkers that are relevant to DKD
  • Discuss the application and usefulness of currently available biomarkers to identify patients at risk of DKD and to monitor the effectiveness of therapies

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Jon B. Klein, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Helen C. Looker, MBBS