, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 181-184
Date: 15 Dec 2009

Diabetic kidney disease: act now or pay later

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World Kidney Day 11 March 2010: we must act on diabetic kidney disease

In 2003, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Diabetes Federation launched a booklet called “Diabetes and Kidney Disease: Time to act” [1] to highlight the global pandemic of type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. The action undertaken by these two organisations was aimed at alerting governments, health organisations, providers, doctors and patients to the increasing health and socio-economic problems due to diabetic kidney disease and its sequelae, end stage kidney disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis and cardiovascular death. Seven years later, the same message has become even more urgent. World Kidney Day 2010, under the auspices of the ISN and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), together with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), provides yet another chance to underline the importance of diabetic kidney disease, stress its lack of awareness at both p ...

For the 2010 World Kidney day steering Committee (International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations) and the International Diabetes Federation
This article is being published concurrently in the February issue of several other Journals.