January 10, 2017
The latest CDC Vital Signs report finds that diabetes-related kidney failure among Native Americans (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013—the fastest decline of any racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, a costly condition that requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Kidney failure can be delayed or prevented by controlling blood pressure and blood sugar and by taking medicines that protect the kidneys.
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