Study: Diabetic Kidney Disease Up 34% Since 1988

Scary new study out for those with diabetes.

About 40% of people with diabetes will develop kidney disease, a serious and costly complication that greatly increases the risk of other health problems, including cardiovascular disease.

“I was hoping that would we see, among people with diabetes, a reduction in diabetic kidney disease and was surprised that that was not the case,” says study researcher Ian H. de Boer, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Kidney Research Institute at the University of Washington.

“We need to find ways to do more,” de Boer says, “either by preventing diabetes itself, or by preventing diabetic kidney disease through new routes.” Via


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