This content is provided as a service of the national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases (niddk), part of the national institutes of health. the niddk translates and disseminates research findings through its clearinghouses and education programs to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public..
Diabetic kidney disease is a decrease in kidney function that occurs in some people who have diabetes. it means that your kidneys are not doing their job as well as they once did to remove waste products and excess fluid from your body. these wastes can build up in your body and cause damage to other organs..
Nephropathy, or kidney disease, is among the most serious complications for many people with diabetes. it’s the leading cause of kidney failure in the united states. according to the national.