Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause kidney disease. CKD can also lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD). To help manage these, you need to understand your risks for declining kidney function and poor cardiovascular outcomes. You can work with your doctors to ensure the use of recommended measures of kidney function, application of evidence-based guidelines, and consideration of new medications shown to protect the kidney and enhance outcomes for those with diabetes.
Join Dr. Robert Stanton, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Anne Dalin, DiabetesSisters PODS Leader who lives with type 2 diabetes and is a kidney transplant recipient, and Karen Graffeo, DiabetesSisters Content Manager, who lives with diabetes, for a 45-minute interactive online event, “I Have Diabetes: What Do I Need to Know about My Kidney Health and What Treatments Do Experts Suggest?”
- Why kidney function screening and monitoring are important.
- How to reduce your risk of kidney damage with diet and lifestyle changes.
- What is the relationship between the kidney and the heart?
- What are the long-term impacts of kidney disease?
- What medications are available to protect the kidney?
- How do SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes?
After watching this program, you will be prepared to have a meaningful conversation with your healthcare team about protecting your kidneys.
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