Why should one be concerned about Kidney Disease with Diabetes? - Dr. Prashant Dheerendra
India is the diabetes capital of the world. There are more diabetes in India than in many other parts of the world. There are about 70 million people, who are diabetic in India and other 80 million who have a condition called as prediabetes, most of the people who have prediabetes will develop diabetes over the next 10 years. Atleast 30 % of the people with diabetes will develop chronic kidney disease over their lifetime. These diabetes from the chunk of patients with chronic kidney disease. Almost 50% of patients who have serious chronic kidney disease suffer from diabetes. there are another 15 to 20 causes for chronic kidney disease, and they contribute to the remaining 50%.the remaining 505 is contributed by diabetes As days goes by more people with diabetes are developing chronic kidney disease. One more system is there is lack of awareness and there is a lack of system to take care of the diabetes or the chronic kidney disease, and they are diagnosed very late in the course of the chronic kidney disease. There are 5 stages of chronic kidney disease, and most of the patients are in the 5th stage which is the last stage or the 4th stage, the later we diagnose the chronic kidney disease, the more difficult it becomes to manage and hence awareness and prevention is the way forward.