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I came across this information and thought it would be helpful. I recently learned that diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure. Many of us are living with diabetes and high blood pressure. Some of us may not know that these conditions put us at risk of developing kidney disease.
Kidney disease is serious. It can cause the kidneys to fail. This means a person must either go on dialysis or get a kidney transplant to live healthier longer. We have a family history of kidney failure, and that puts many of us at risk too. The good news is that there are things we can do to protect our kidneys.
Please read the attached information. If you are at risk for kidney disease, talk with your health care provider about getting tested and about other ways to protect your kidneys and stay healthy. Let’s make sure there are many more family reunions, birthdays, and family gatherings for all of us.
Let’s commit to supporting each other when it comes to our health. For more information about kidney disease, call 1-866-4-KIDNEY (1-866-454-3639) or visit nkdep.nih.gov. Join me online and like the Make the Kidney Connection page on Facebook (facebook.com/makethekidneyconnection).