Diabetes and kidney disease
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Up to 40% of people living with diabetes develop CKD, and the number of new cases of CKD in people with type 2 diabetes increased by 74% between 1990 and 2017. The prevalence of diabetes-related CKD varies widely between countries. The majority of epidemiological data on CKD comes from high-income countries, but countries with lower socioeconomic status experience the largest increase in diabetes prevalence and their populations with diabetes are at higher risk of CKD.
This report looks at the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease across the globe and ways to reduce its impact.