World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of diabetes by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, affecting millions of people worldwide. 1 in 10 adults have diabetes. This World Diabetes Day, we'd like to shine a light on its major impact on kidney health!

Diabetes leads to high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood due to insufficient production of insulin or a failure of the body's cells to respond normally to it.

Over time, high blood glucose can be life-threatening, damaging the kidneys and causing them to stop filtering blood as well as they should, leading to diabetic kidney disease (DKD), also known as diabetic nephropathy.
Diabetic kidney disease often shows no symptoms, making early detection and management vital to saving lives and improving quality of life.

Learn more about diabetes and the connection between diabetes and kidney disease here.

For more information about World Diabetes Day click here.