Siemens and the National Kidney Foundation Enter Partnership
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly a result of diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 180 million people worldwide have diabetes. That number is likely to more than double by 2030, primarily due to population growth, aging demographics and unhealthy diet. If kidney disease is identified and treated in its early stages, the two common late-stage kidney disease treatments -- dialysis and kidney transplant -- may be avoided.