Home > Kidney Disease > Diabetes and Kidney Disease Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Jul 13, 2010 by Beth Israel NYC, Views: 3836 Diabetes and kidney disease. Diabetics commonly develop chronic kidney disease over time. In order to prevent having to go on dialysis, diabetics need to control their blood sugar and blood pressure well. Doctors may also put them on some medications that can slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.