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44,400 diabetics began treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 2002.

National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States; 2005. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/2005_National_Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf?redirect=true. Accessed July 8, 2015

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