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Only 12% of Type 2’s with Chronic Kidney Disease Properly Diagnosed

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., and more than 35% of diabetics over age 20 are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The multi-site cross-sectional study, Awareness, Detection and Drug Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease (ADD-CKD), conducted by the National Kidney Foundation, assessed a total of 9,339 patients with type 2 diabetes in 466 primary care practices across the nation. Of the 5,036 patients with CKD, only 12.1% of patients were diagnosed by their primary care practitioner. — PLOS Medicine Dec 2014