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Diabetes accounts for 45% of new cases of kidney failure in the U.S.

Kidney Disease of Diabetes. http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kdd/index.htm. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Kidney Disease of Diabetes
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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