Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – December 2011
Kidney Disease of Diabetes
Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure, the final stage of chronic kidney disease. Kidney Disease of Diabetes explains kidney disease, its causes and treatment, and its progression to kidney failure. It highlights the findings of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial as they relate to kidney disease.
You can read Kidney Disease of Diabetes at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdd/index.aspx.