Information on diabetic kidney problems and dialysis from MedlinePlus (ad-free). Kidney damage from diabetes, called diabetic nephropathy, begins before you show symptoms. Diabetes is listed as the most common cause of kidney failure in the US – for which people require kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant. Learn about the connection between diabetes and ending up on renal dialysis
Learn about the connection between diabetes and kidney disease through this NIH Fact Sheet on Diabetic Kidney Disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. About 1 out of 3 adults with diabetes has kidney disease. Updated 2019
Diabetes and hypertension are the two most common causes of end stage renal disease (ESRD). The five stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are outlined here. It describes how CKD progresses toward kidney failure, resulting in end-stage renal disease. If you want to avoid kidney dialysis, this site shows you the steps you need to take early on, including managing your diabetes and high blood pressure. It also explains estimated glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR. Information from the American Kidney Fund. Updated October 2022.