Kidney failure is rapidly becoming a problem from which diabetics are being afflicted. By far the two important risk factors are high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus.

About 50% of dialysis patients are diabetics. Worldwide the number receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) is increasing by 8% annually.

Once a person is likely to be on dialysis, early intervention is critical for good results. The ideal treatment is of course transplantation. However this requires time and resources, but is very worth the effort.

Till such time one receives a transplant, or if one is unlikely to receive a transplant, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Both require procedures to be done to allow one to receive the life saving cleansing.