Talk with Your Family about Kidney Disease and Diabetes Risk

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March 7, 2018

NIDDK Health Information News


Healthy Women, Healthy Families

March is National Kidney Month, the perfect time to learn more about kidney disease and find out how you can promote kidney health in your family. Are you at high risk? Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is more common among women and those with a family history of kidney failure, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Read about these healthy lifestyle habits that may help you become a role model for family, friends, and community in preventing CKD


March 8 is World Kidney Day

This year’s World Kidney Day (WKD) also focuses on women and CKD, and some of the added risks that are unique to women. WKD will bring attention to these risks and inform women on how to lower their risk. WKD takes place on March 8, 2018 to raise awareness of the importance of kidney health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its related health problems worldwide. Find out how you can get involved in WKD events nearby.


Find Out if You Are At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Alert Day is March 27, 2018. If you are age 45 or older, have a family history of diabetes, and are not physically active, you could be at risk.Take the Diabetes Risk Test and learn what steps you can take to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Left undiagnosed, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including kidney disease, heart disease, and vision problems. Find more information about diabetes risk and prevention from the NIDDK.


From the Blog

NIDDK’s Diabetes Discoveries & Practice blog is a forum where health care professionals discuss hot topics, challenges, and emerging areas of interest in diabetes care and research. Check out our recent posts featuring experts on topics including medication adherence, behavior change, shared decision-making, and more. 

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