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How common is kidney failure in people with diabetes?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Diabetics suffer more than 44,000 cases of kidney failure per year, and 44% percent of all patients on dialysis are diabetic. In fact, diabetes is the single leading cause of kidney failure. I worked for a time in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a large regional medical center. An alarming number of our “guests” were out-of-control diabetics in End Stage Renal Failure—in plain English, kidney failure. The portable dialysis machine went from one ICU bay to the next, to the next, to the next…all day long.
The Born-Again Diabetic: The handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (again)

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The Born-Again Diabetic: The handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (again)

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