What’s the Link Between Your Kidneys and Diabetes?


BDO: What is the link between diabetes and your kidney?


Dr. James R. Gavin: So the link between diabetes and kidney function is a powerful one because the leading cause of failure of the kidneys that leads to dialysis or transplantation requirements, the leading cause of diabetes and hypertension, one of the strongest associations in people with diabetes is that 70 percent of them have high blood pressure.