Diagnostic medical sonogramDiabetes is a chronic disease that has been steadily increasing worldwide. Poorly controlled diabetes impacts every organ system in the human body and increases the chance of premature mortality. Chronic complications for diabetes include cardiovascular disease, blindness and renal failure

Sonography can be used to evaluate the overall size of the kidneys, thickness and appearance of the renal cortex, and the blood vessels that supply each kidney all of which can be impacted as a result of Chronic Renal Failure


Additional Resources

WHO Web. Diabetes

PAHO Web. Diabetes