Posts Tagged ‘National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’

Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

March is National Kidney Month March is National Kidney Month to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), diabetes is the number one leading cause of chronic kidney disease and is called diabetic kidney disease (DKD), kidney disease of diabetes or diabetic nephropathy.…

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Silent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is such a “silent disease” that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 96% of the 30 million Americans who have CKD do not even know they have it. In fact, only about 4.9 million people have been officially diagnosed with CKD. This is not good because the…

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