One in three people with diabetes will develop life-threatening kidney disease. With your help Diabetes UK can continue to fund vital research into the condition and reduce this alarming ratio. Please make a donation now to the summer appeal and aid us in our bid to change lives and provide hope for people living with diabetes.
"Kidney disease is extremely serious," said Sarah Williams, Diabetes UK’s Individual Giving Manager.
"Here at Diabetes UK we are appealing to people to donate money so we can continue with our essential research into this condition and other complications of diabetes. Without donations our organisation cannot provide crucial care and support for those who need it."
The kidneys are an essential organ, playing a critical role in keeping our bodies healthy by cleaning the blood to get rid of waste products. They regulate the amount of fluid and various salts in the body which, in turn, helps to control blood pressure, and they release several key hormones.
Kidney disease develops slowly over many years, eventually resulting in the kidneys failing to carry out their crucial jobs within the human body which makes an individual very ill.