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  • One of the causes of kidney failure is diabetes mellitus, a condition characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels.
  • Over time, the high levels of sugar in the blood damage the millions of tiny filtering units within each kidney.
  • There is no cure, and treatment must become ever more aggressive as the kidneys deteriorate towards failure.
  • Treatment options include medications, dialysis and kidney transplant.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014