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Kidney Transplant — Conditions We Treat

  • Diabetes occurs when you lack the hormone insulin or when your insulin is not able to work effectively to move blood sugar (blood glucose) to the body’s cells. That causes glucose to rise to abnormally high levels in your blood, which can cause damage to many organs.
  • Glomerulonephritis is when small filters in the kidney (glomeruli) get inflamed, interfering with the kidney’s ability to remove excess fluid and waste from the bloodstream.
  • Kidney disease is when kidneys cannot adequately filter waste and excess fluid from the blood.
  • Kidney specialists at Rush provide comprehensive care — including dialysis and kidney transplant — to people suffering with renal failure.