Now in its sixth edition, The Kidney and Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus retains its position as the comprehensive resource for information on diabetic kidney disease. The book covers all aspects of renal involvement in diabetes and incorporates information from important publications and new trials conducted during the last three years. The new edition focuses on pressure-induced and metabolic related aberration in relation to genetic abnormalities, and also changes developing in fetal life. New chapters explore exercise, lipidemia, and retinopathy in diabetic renal disease and new data are presented regarding structural changes in NIDDM-patients and the comparison of diabetic and non-diabetic renal disease. The book covers new guidelines and definitions in type 2 diabetes, management of end-stage renal failure, and demographic trends in the patient population. Other topics include diabetic nephropathy, glycemic control, and early treatment in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria with ACE-inhibitors.