With the increasing prevalence of diabetes around the world, diabetic nephropathy is the most common type of chronic kidney disease (KDOQI, 2007; Zimmet et al., 2001). When uncontrolled diabetes persists for 15 to 25 years, the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, resulting in abnormal amounts of proteins, including albumin, leaking into the urine (ADA, 2013; CDA, 2012; NHS, 2011; NKUDIC, 2013). Because diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes, and at least 90% of all diabetic cases are type 2 diabetes, the risk factors and common comorbidities for type 2 diabetes are also considered to be the same for diabetic nephropathy. The major risk factors for type 2 diabetes are family history, advancing age, obesity, and gestational diabetes. Hypertension and dyslipidemia are also the most commonly-occurring comorbidities in people with diabetic nephropathy (GlobalData, 2013b).