Chronic Kidney Disease


Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidneys are remarkable organs. Inside them are millions of tiny blood vessels that act as filters. Their job is to remove waste products from the blood.
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How does diabetes cause kidney disease?


Diabetes can damage this system. High levels of blood sugar make the kidneys filter too much blood. All this extra work is hard on the filters. After many years, they start to leak and useful protein is lost in the urine. Having small amounts of protein in the urine is called microalbuminuria.


In time, the stress of overwork causes the kidneys to lose their filtering ability. Waste products then start to build up in the blood. Finally, the kidneys fail. This failure, ESRD, is very serious. A person with ESRD needs to have a kidney transplant or to have the blood filtered by machine (dialysis).

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Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Diabetes and Peritoneal Dialysis

Diabetes is a common condition and is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States.
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How to Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

There are many ways to help delay kidney failure, especially when chronic kidney disease (CKD) is diagnosed in the earlier stages.

Explore Potential Treatment Options for Kidney Failure