The Bioscan, 4(3): 383-386, 2009
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
DISORDERS OF CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
M. M. SUCHITRA*, E. PRABHAKAR REDDY AND P. V. L. N. SRINIVASA RAO
Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences,
Tirupati – 517 507, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
E-mail: suchitra.n@rediffmail.com


KEY WORDS
Chronic kidney disease
Renal failure
Glucose intolerance Insulin resistance
Received on: 14.05.2009 Accepted on: 19.08.2009 *Corresponding Author

ABSTRACT

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important, chronic, noncommunicable disease epidemic that is affecting the world. CKD is characterized by progressive deterioration of kidney function, which develops eventually into a terminal stage of chronic renal failure (CRF). Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism are very frequent in CKD and diabetics represent about 35% of all patients on dialysis. This review summarizes the biochemical changes with regard to carbohydrate metabolism, which is found to develop during the course of CKD.