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Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional

If you think you might be at risk for kidney disease, talk to your health care professional during your next medical visit.

Key Questions

  • What is my GFR?
  • What is my urine albumin result?
  • What is my blood pressure?
  • What is my blood glucose (for people with diabetes)?

Other Important Questions

  • What happens if I have kidney disease?
  • What should I do to keep my kidneys healthy?
  • Do I need to be taking different medicines?
  • Should I be more physically active?
  • What kind of physical activity can I do?
  • What can I eat?
  • Do I need to talk with a dietitian to get help with meal planning?
  • Should I be taking ACE inhibitors or ARBs for my kidneys?
  • How often should I get my kidneys checked?

Print this list of questions and bring it with you to share with your provider.

Page last updated: March 1, 2012


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March 1, 2012​

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