National Kidney Month

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2013-03-02 18:08:20 -0600
Started 2013-03-01 15:19:26 -0600

This just crossed my inbox from the NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): quoted verbatim

"Talk with your patients about getting tested for kidney disease during National Kidney Month. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers many resources for health care professionals, including information about understanding kidney test results and proper dosing for medication, plus easy-to-read publications you can share with your patients.

Catch up on the latest diagnostic methods with our materials on the tests used to diagnose kidney diseases. Our updated fact sheet, Kidney Disease Statistics for the United States, demonstrates the growing burden of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. You can order a free copy from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). Check out other materials for health care professionals by visiting the NKUDIC website.

You can also get your patients involved by directing them to the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP). In recognition of National Kidney Month, the NKDEP will be hosting its national Kidney Sundays event on March 3. Check out other materials for health care professionals by visiting the NKDEP website."


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MARQUEII 2013-03-02 18:08:20 -0600 Report

How interesting that March is Kidney month,my kidneys are why I'm now on insulin only. Only took six months to get all my Dr.'s on board. But now finally I feel like I might not have the same fate as my grandfather. There have been a lot of advances in treatment since the 70's my health seems to be following my grandparents more closely then my parents. Thank you for drawing attention to National Kidney month!

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