Black History Month and Kidney Health Disparities

2024-03-28T20:59:30-04:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: eNews, Lifestyle, Physical Health|Tags: , |

As many people know, February is Black History Month, and it is important that we take the time to reflect upon, commemorate, and celebrate all the incredible achievements made by African Americans and the impact they have had on the history of the United States. What many do not know though, is the disparity with which kidney disease and illness affects the black community. African Americans comprise approximately 13% of the United States’ population; however, they make up more than 35% of all patients on dialysis due to kidney failure. Additionally, about 4.9 million African Americans over the age of 20 [...]

November is National Diabetes Month

2024-03-28T21:00:48-04:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Additional Resources, eNews, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Physical Health, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, we are proudly participating in American Diabetes Month. Around one in three adults with diabetes has chronic kidney disease. Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can [...]

Resources for People with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

2024-03-28T21:00:52-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Additional Resources, eNews, Nutrition, Physical Health, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

If you missed last week's webinar on diabetes and kidney disease, the recording is now available. In addition, below is a handout to accompany the presentation. Herbs Some of these articles provide information about what some people have tried, but the overall research is not necessarily strong. Some of these could be an option for you, but remember: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USING ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.  Herbs for Diabetes: Bitter Melon, Diabetes (one of the speaker's favorites): Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes: Six Supplements for Diabetes: Kidney Diet Diabetes Diet [...]

Diabetes and Kidney Disease: Can You Get Better?

2024-03-28T21:00:58-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Diagnosis of Kidney Disease, Early Intervention, eNews, Webinar, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

During this webinar you will learn: 1) How Diabetes Affects Your Kidneys, 2) How Controlling Diabetes Improves Health and Well Being and 3) Three Proven Strategies for Controlling or Reversing Diabetes. David Spero has been a nurse for 40 years, has lived with a chronic illness for 30 years, writes regularly for Diabetes Self-Management magazine and web site and for other health publications. He is author of The Art of Getting Well: Maximizing Health When You Have a Chronic Illness (Hunter House 2003), and Diabetes: Sugar Coated Crisis – Who gets it, who profits, and how to stop it (New Society [...]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

2024-03-28T21:00:47-04:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Early Intervention, Lifestyle, Nutrition, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

If you have diabetes you are at a higher risk for kidney disease, especially if you have high glucose and high blood pressure. Approximately 1 in 4 adults with diabetes will also develop kidney disease. Your chances increase if you smoke, are overweight, have heart disease, have a family member with kidney disease and you don’t exercise or follow your diabetes food plan. Many people are not aware that they have kidney disease and would benefit from being tested for it. To keep your kidneys as healthy as you can, work with your health care team to keep your glucose and [...]

Decoding Diabetic Kidney Disease

2024-03-28T21:01:27-04:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: eNews, News & Events, What Causes Kidney Disease, What Is Kidney Disease|Tags: , |

A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has revealed biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease. They hope that with these new pathways, early diagnostic tests and targeted treatments can be designed. According to the National Kidney Foundation, about 30 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with type 2 diabetes will eventually have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The study focused on the kidney’s glomerulus, which act as the key unit for blood filtration. Researchers studied three different cell types, using two sets of mice. One group naturally developed diabetic kidney [...]

Staying Well During Flu Season

2024-03-28T21:01:38-04:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: eNews, Immunizations, Lifestyle|Tags: , |

With flu season upon us, it is especially important for you as a chronic kidney disease patient to take precautions to avoid infection. If you are also diabetic, your risk of being hospitalized because of flu increases dramatically.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released comprehensive guidelines about avoiding the flu and staying well during flu season. First and foremost, the CDC recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older unless told otherwise by a healthcare professional.  It is important to note, you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. If you do contract the flu, one [...]

Revamped CDC Website Aims to Educate About Diabetes

2024-03-28T21:04:43-04:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: eNews, Webinar, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and currently affects more than 29 million people in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently relaunched the National Diabetes Education Program, a website that contains educational resources on the disease. The information, which has been scientifically tested and verified, is available in the form of fact sheets, webinars, videos and other materials. The website is free, open to anyone, and can be found here. The DPC Education Center’s Education Call on diabetes can be viewed here.

Utilizing Public Resources to Prevent Kidney Disease

2024-03-28T21:04:51-04:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: Early Intervention, eNews, Pediatric Kidney Disease, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

People living with diabetes know that diabetes might affect their eyes, feet and heart. But, many do not realize that they also have to think about their kidneys. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, followed by high blood pressure. The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has a number of helpful resources and materials to educate people at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). These materials help people and their loved ones understand the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. For people with diabetes or [...]

Diabetes Awareness Month

2024-03-28T21:04:56-04:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: eNews, Physical Health, Webinar, What Causes Kidney Disease|Tags: |

Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease, accounting for nearly 44% of new cases each year. Coinciding with Diabetes Awareness Month, we were pleased to host an education call on November 3 to discuss the physiology of diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease patients as well as beneficial lifestyle interventions. Danielle Kirkman, PhD was our guest speaker. She is currently a University of Delaware research fellow, focusing on the benefits of physical activity on vascular health.  Dr. Kirkman discussed the importance of monitoring your blood glucose levels early on to avoid kidney failure. The extreme fluctuations in blood glucose levels [...]

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