Policy Statements - DIABETES

 

Passed by the NKF 12th July 2008

The National Kidney Federation is fully aware of links between Diabetes sufferers, and CKD patients (Stages 1-5) and is resolved to forge good working relationships with Diabetes organizations to ensure that diabetes sufferers are educated and informed about renal failure. It is hoped that such a program of education would assist in preventing many diabetic patients suffering kidney failure.

Whilst only a small number of diabetics become CKD patients, the instance of diabetes amongst renal patients is large.