Diabetes and kidney failure on the rise among seniors

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Diabetes and kidney failure on the rise among seniors

Between 2003 and 2013, there was a 66% increase in the number of seniors with kidney failure. Kidney failure is a growing problem in seniors.

Between 2003 and 2013, there was a 74% increase in the number of seniors with diabetes. Diabetes is the number 1 cause of kidney failure.

In 2013, 73% of seniors with kidney failure from diabetes were treated with hemodialysis. Hemodialysis generally has poor outcomes, especially lowered quality of life.

In 2013, 15% of seniors with kidney failure from diabetes have a working kidney transplant. Patients with kidney transplants have superior outcomes compared with patients treated with hemodialysis.

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