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Diabetes is the biggest single cause of kidney failure. Controlling it well really can help to keep the kidneys going for longer.

You will already have been given information about how to keep your blood sugars under control. Contact your diabetes clinic if you need more help. Also try making use of:

A study by Royal Holloway, University of London found that members of the Diabetes.co.uk Community are empowered as a result of using the Diabetes.co.uk Forum.

 

What's even more interesting is that the study went on to describe what empowerment means. It means a better relationship with your healthcare professional, more confidence in managing your condition, and feeling less emotionally burdened. The Forum is free to join.