Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Basics: Part One

An estimated 14.8% of adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is classified according to the presence of microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria.2 Of the 30 million United States (US) individuals with diabetes, those who met any criteria for DKD is estimated at 26.2%. Using 2010 census data, this translates to a prevalence of approximately 8.2 million people with any DKD, including 4.6 million people with albuminuria, 1.9 million people with macroalbuminuria, 4.5 million people with reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and 0.9 million people with severely reduced eGFR.