The National Kidney Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Society of Nephrology have collaborated and developed a consensus conference that brought together experts in nephrology and endocrinology to review current practices, and to identify knowledge gaps, research opportunities and ways to improve clinical outcomes related to kidney disease in diabetes.

Approximately 50% of new kidney failure cases are caused by diabetes and it is estimated that more than 60% of dialysis patients have diabetes.

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