Diabetics Less Prone Now to End-Stage Kidney Disease

Reversing decades-long trend, the rate has dropped nearly 4 percent a year since 1996, study finds

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"The findings from this study increase hope by showing that by intervening and being diligent, we have the opportunity to change what needs to be changed -- managing blood pressure and blood sugar, controlling obesity, participating in reasonable aerobic activity -- to have dramatic impacts on health and quality of life," Burrows said.

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Learn more about getting a kidney health checkup from the National Kidney Disease Education Program.

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