DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. About 1 out of 4 adults with diabetes has kidney disease. Diabetic kidney disease is also called DKD, chronic kidney disease, CKD, kidney disease of diabetes, or diabetic nephropathy. High blood glucose, also called blood sugar, can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys. The damaged blood vessels don’t work as well. Many people with diabetes also develop high blood pressure, which can also damage your kidneys.