National Diabetes Month and Kidney Health
Over 30 million Americans (1 in 7 adults) have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 9 out of 10 are unaware of it. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, or a family history of kidney disease are all at risk for developing CKD. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are three times more likely than whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics, to develop end stage renal disease (kidney failure).
The National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s (NIDDK) provider resources are available here.
Remind people with diabetes that they are the most important member of their diabetes care team, and that they should seek support from health care professionals, family, friends, and their community to successfully manage their diabetes.
You are the Center of Diabetes Care Team Video