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Kidney disease and diabetes frequently coexist, with diabetes being one of the leading causes of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases. In the U.S., kidney disease attributed to diabetes is a significant and often under-recognized contributor to the burden of disease. While the statistics may seem worrisome, there are multiple steps and interventions … Read more

Gout has been linked to kidney disease (CKD) through the filtration of uric acid through the kidneys. CKD is a known cause of gout, and gout may also lead to kidney disease. In the U.S., 1 in 10 people with CKD are reported to have gout. As gout and CKD are so closely related, it … Read more

Blood glucose (sugar) usually fluctuates between a healthy range throughout the day due to many factors such as eating a meal, exercising, or disease. If your glucose levels go above or below a specific healthy range, it may cause damage to your body. Patients who have hypoglycemia and kidney disease are at an increased risk … Read more

In the U.S., more than 1 in 7 (15%) of adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, with as many as 9 in 10 adults not knowing that they have CKD. Two of the most common causes of CKD are hypertension and diabetes, with other risk factors including heart disease. The term “heart disease” … Read more

We often talk about the effects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the body, but living with CKD may also impact mental and emotional health. Living with a chronic disease may leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. If these feelings are left unchecked, they may become more frequent, leading to the development of depression. Speaking … Read more

For those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), nutrition plays an important role in improving or maintaining a high quality of life. Adequate intake of protein and other macronutrients helps provide the body with energy, prevents disease, and allows the body to function correctly. Key Points: Albumin (a form of protein) … Read more

Proper kidney function is vital to regulating arterial blood pressure and removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. Blood pressure is characterized as the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries when pumped from the heart. Typically, for a healthy adult, blood pressure rises and falls throughout the day. However, … Read more

In the US, high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes are the leading causes of end-stage renal disease or kidney failure. In fact, 40% of people with stage 4 CKD do not even know they have chronic kidney disease. Managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated complications may be possible through early intervention, such as … Read more

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a chronic condition that can eventually progress into end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney failure. Different genetic, clinical, and environmental factors may influence the rate of an individual’s CKD progression, and current treatment options only work to delay disease progression and support prolonged life expectancy. However, comprehensive care models provide … Read more

The healthcare industry is undergoing a significant transformation, with value based care being a critically discussed topic. Value based care provides a framework to help address rising healthcare costs, improve the sustainability of healthcare systems, and improve patient outcomes. Many existing care models have been identified as not adequately supporting value based care, with remaining … Read more