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Kidney Disease (nephropathy)

Because diabetes causes vascular problems, the small blood vessels in the kidneys can be affected, leading to progressive kidney deterioration ranging from kidney failure to irreversible kidney disease. Hypertension is also a major contributor to kidney disease.

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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.