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Renal services for people with diabetes in the UK

Renal services for people with diabetes in the UK
Renal services for people with diabetes in the UK
Diabetic nephropathy is a serious complication of diabetes that can lead to endstage renal failure (ESRF). It is now the most common cause of ESRF in patients accepted onto renal replacement therapy (RRT) programmes in the UK. Rates of diabetic ESRF are more common in ethnic minority populations. The risk of developing diabetic ESRF is higher in Type 1 diabetes but in absolute terms more patients with Type 2 diabetes develop ESRF and are treated. There is still unmet need for RRT amongst patients with diabetes who develop ESRF. The shortage of organ donors, especially amongst ethnic minorities, means that dialysis is the mainstay of treatment in patients with diabetes and ESRF. This is now largely hospital haemodialysis with an increasing proportion being delivered in satellite units. Demand for RRT from patients with diabetes will increase due to demographic change and the increasing prevalence of diabetes, particularly Type 2, in the population. To meet this challenge closer liaison between those primarily caring for patients with diabetes (primary care physicians and diabetologists) and nephrologists is required to ensure effective surveillance of renal function, to increase early referral and to agree protocols of subsequent care. Continued expansion of high-quality RRT is needed that ensures equity of access with particular targeting in areas with large ethnic minority populations. A national priority must be an increase in the kidney transplant rate.
diabetic nephropathy, renal replacement therapy
0742-3071
56 - 60
Roderick, P.
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Armitage, A.
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Roderick, P.
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Armitage, A.
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Roderick, P. and Armitage, A. (2002) Renal services for people with diabetes in the UK. Diabetic Medicine, 19 (s4), 56 - 60. (doi:10.1046/j.1464-5491.19.s4.11.x).

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Diabetic nephropathy is a serious complication of diabetes that can lead to endstage renal failure (ESRF). It is now the most common cause of ESRF in patients accepted onto renal replacement therapy (RRT) programmes in the UK. Rates of diabetic ESRF are more common in ethnic minority populations. The risk of developing diabetic ESRF is higher in Type 1 diabetes but in absolute terms more patients with Type 2 diabetes develop ESRF and are treated. There is still unmet need for RRT amongst patients with diabetes who develop ESRF. The shortage of organ donors, especially amongst ethnic minorities, means that dialysis is the mainstay of treatment in patients with diabetes and ESRF. This is now largely hospital haemodialysis with an increasing proportion being delivered in satellite units. Demand for RRT from patients with diabetes will increase due to demographic change and the increasing prevalence of diabetes, particularly Type 2, in the population. To meet this challenge closer liaison between those primarily caring for patients with diabetes (primary care physicians and diabetologists) and nephrologists is required to ensure effective surveillance of renal function, to increase early referral and to agree protocols of subsequent care. Continued expansion of high-quality RRT is needed that ensures equity of access with particular targeting in areas with large ethnic minority populations. A national priority must be an increase in the kidney transplant rate.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: diabetic nephropathy, renal replacement therapy

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Local EPrints ID: 24485
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24485
ISSN: 0742-3071
PURE UUID: 98fa1249-0fb1-4afc-96e1-2c714a6f0bc5

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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2006
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 18:52

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Author: P. Roderick
Author: A. Armitage

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