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Almost 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is defined as a condition in which there is too much sugar in the blood, but there are numerous types and causes. When a patient has diabetes, it can damage the small blood vessels in the body, making it difficult for the kidneys to clean the blood properly. This can cause the body to retain more water and salt than usual. It can cause also waste materials to accumulate in the blood. Dr. Santiesteban specializes in the prevention and treatment of kidney damage resulting from diabetes. He can help manage your condition, and counsel you on how to prevent further damage.