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Health Topics A-Z

Health topics are listed in alphabetical order. Select a letter to locate a disease or condition, diagnostic test, or anatomy topic.​​

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The NIDDK cannot provide medical advice for individuals. The information provided here is informed by NIDDK research, reviewed by doctors, and provided to help you understand more about the diseases and conditions you or your loved ones may face. The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health, the medical research agency of the United States.


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#JustOneStep Infocards

Share the following infocards on Facebook and Twitter to help people take small steps for better health.

2015 NDEP National Diabetes Month Partner Promotions Call Presentation

National Diabetes Month 2015 Campaign Plans & Review of NDEP Materials

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

Four steps to help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage diabetes. Explains diabetes ABCs and ways to stay healthy and control the disease.


AACC Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA - August 3, 2016

​National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP). Improving the understanding, detection and management of kidney disease.


Abdominal Adhesions

Describes how abdominal adhesions form. Explains their causes and how they can lead to intestinal obstruction.



Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-lasting and more serious form of GER.

Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Children & Teens

Describes gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children and teens, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Infants

Describes gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease

Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis.

Acromegaly

Defines acromegaly, a disorder caused by excess production of growth hormone. Explains the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder.

Activity Counts for All Ages!

Children and teens can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes if they stay at a healthy weight by being more physically active and choosing to eat the right amounts of healthy foods.


Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease

Defines and describes adrenal insufficiency, or Addison’s disease, and secondary adrenal insufficiency. Explains the functions of the adrenal hormones cortisol and aldosterone. National Hormone and Pituitary Program (NHPP): Information for People Treated with Pituitary Human Growth Hormone (Summary)

Adult-onset Diabetes


African Americans (from the Office of Minority Health)

Provides statistics on African Americans with diabetes, including death rates, risk factors, and treatment.


Alagille Syndrome

Describes Alagille syndrome, a rare, inherited disorder that affects the liver. Covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook.


Albuminuria and CKD (for health care professionals)

Chronic kidney disease is generally progressive and irreversible, but there are steps providers and patients can take to slow progression. Read about nutritional, lifestyle, and medical interventions.

Albuminuria: Albumin in the Urine

Defines albuminuria and discusses who is at risk. Reviews the signs of albuminuria and provides information about testing procedures and treatment options.

Alimentación y la diabetes (Eating and Diabetes)


Alport Syndrome

  • Glomerular Diseases

  • Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin

    Describes ways to take insulin, the artificial pancreas, and continuous glucose monitoring and insulin delivery systems.

    Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes

    Links to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the National Institutes of Health.


    Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes

    Defines diabetes and reviews signs and symptoms of the disease. Discusses the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and ways it can be prevented.

    Am I at Risk?

    If you have wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes, you should know that diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful.

    American Indians & Alaska Natives: You Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes; The Research Says So!

    “Diabetes is a major threat to our American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” says Charlene Avery, M.D., chair of the American Indian and Alaska Native Work Group for the National Diabetes Education Program.

    American Indians and Alaska Natives (from the Office of Minority Health)

    Provides statistics on American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes, including death rates, risk factors, and treatment.


    Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease

    Describes primary amyloidosis and dialysis-related amyloidosis, diseases that affect the kidneys.

    Anal Fissure


    Analgesic Nephropathy (Painkillers and the Kidneys)

    Discusses acute renal failure caused by analgesic use in people with risk factors such as advanced age or heavy alcohol use. Explains how daily use of analgesics over long periods may lead to chronic kidney disease

    Anatomic Problems of the Lower GI Tract

    Provides a general overview of common anatomical problems of the lower GI tract. Covers symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for the different conditions.

    Anatomy of the Kidneys


    Anatomy of the Urinary System


    Anemia and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.

    Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Explains the kidneys’ role in making red blood cells and how kidney disease can lead to anemia. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of anemia in kidney disease.

    Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Disease

    Explains anemia of inflammation and chronic disease (AI/ACD), a type of anemia that usually results from a chronic illness or infection.

    Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)


    Angiotensin-converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors



    Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    Describes aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), rare and serious disorders that affect the bone marrow and blood. Covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorders.

    Appendicitis

    Inflammation of your appendix. If a surgeon doesn’t remove an inflamed appendix, it will likely burst, or rupture.

    Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


    Arteriovenous (AV) Graft




    Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (from the Office of Minority Health)

    Provides statistics on Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans with diabetes, including death rates, risk factors, and treatment.


    Assess Urine Albumin

    For many people, albuminuria is the earliest sign of kidney damage. Read why a urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio on a spot urine specimen is the recommended test to assess and monitor urine albumin.

    At Risk for Kidney Disease?

    Living with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease? Learn how these diseases raise your risk for kidney disease and how to talk to your healthcare provider about your kidney health.

    ATTENTION MEN! Control Your Diabetes For Life... And For Your Family

    If you have diabetes, you know the day-to-day steps needed to manage diabetes can be hard. Managing diabetes isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

    Autoimmune Hepatitis

    Provides information about the triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of autoimmune hepatitis.



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    Bariatric Surgery

    Describes types of bariatric surgery, best youth and adult candidates for surgery and side effects of these surgeries. Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes, Body Weight Planner, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Barium Enema



    Barrett's Esophagus

    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which tissue that is similar to the lining of your intestine replaces the tissue lining of your esophagus. People with Barrett's esophagus may develop a rare cancer called esophageal adencarcinoma.


    Be a Health Champion

    Offers individuals and groups resources and strategies to help their audiences improve health.

    Be Active When You Have Diabetes

    Very easy-to-read materials help people with diabetes learn about the benefits of being physically active and ways to increase their activity level.

    Be Smart About Your Heart: Manage the ABCs of Diabetes

    Adults with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than someone without diabetes. Learn about managing diabetes ABCs.

    Bedwetting

    An easy-to-read booklet for parents. Explains why some children take longer to learn how to stay dry at night. Describes options for helping a child develop nighttime bladder control.

    Bedwetting


    Being Healthy Is a Big Deal! (PDF, 399KB)

    Provides parents, caregivers, and youth healthy eating and physical activity tips.


    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)



    Biliary Atresia

    Describes biliary atresia, a rare, life-threatening disease that damages the liver in newborns. Discusses symptoms and diagnosis. Describes the Kasai procedure––the most recognized surgical treatment for the disease.

    Binge Eating Disorder

    Describes the signs of binge eating disorder, possible causes, health risks and how people with binge eating disorder may be helped.





    Blood Glucose and Diabetes

  • Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

  • Blood Glucose Control and CKD (for health care professionals)

    Chronic kidney disease is generally progressive and irreversible, but there are steps providers and patients can take to slow progression. Read about nutritional, lifestyle, and medical interventions.



    Blood Pressure Control and CKD (for health care professionals)

    Chronic kidney disease is generally progressive and irreversible, but there are steps providers and patients can take to slow progression. Read about nutritional, lifestyle, and medical interventions.



    Body Weight Planner

    The tool helps adults set their personal physical activity and calorie goals




    Bowel Control Problems (Fecal Incontinence)

    Explains causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fecal incontinence, or bowel control problems. Includes information about eating, diet, and nutrition, and fecal incontinence in children.

    Buffet Table Tips

    Barbecues, picnics and family reunions are gatherings to enjoy and treasure. If you have diabetes, these events can pose special challenges. If you choose wisely and watch how much you eat, you can have a delicious meal and feel good too.

    Building a Support Network

    National Diabetes Month resources for Building a Support Network



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    Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach: A Comprehensive Tool Kit for Organizations Serving Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

    This tool kit was designed to help community-based organizations and community health centers develop organizational capacity to deliver diabetes prevention and control programs within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.



    Cardiovascular Disease and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.

    Causes of Diabetes

    Causes of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Describes genetic, environmental, and other factors associated with the development of diabetes.

    Celebrate the Beauty of Youth

    Provides young black women tips about how to stay active and eat healthy.

    Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients. Celiac Disease Testing (for Health Care Professionals), Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Celiac Disease and Reproductive Problems

    This feature article describes research into the link between celiac disease and reproductive problems in women, and offers one woman's story.

    Celiac Disease Organizations

    ​​Information on organizations providing resources and support for celiac disease.


    Celiac Disease Testing (for Health Care Professionals)

    Describes tests that identify serological and genetic markers associated with celiac disease. If tests indicate the possibility of celiac disease, a biopsy determines diagnosis. Celiac Disease

    Celiac Sprue


    Changing Your Habits for Better Health

    Discusses and offers strategies to help improve eating and physical activity habits and outlines four stages experienced when changing a health behavior.

    Childhood Kidney Stones


    Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome

    Describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nephrotic syndrome in children for parents and caregivers.


    Children and Kidney Disease

    Some diseases and conditions put children at risk for kidney disease. Learn about the risk factors, urine test, and treatment for kidney disease in children.


    Children At Risk for Kidney Disease

    This brochure explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting their child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.

    Child's Bedwetting


    Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Ways to move more, make healthy food choices, and track progress with making lifestyle changes to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.


    Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

    Provides tips on how to identify a weight-loss program that helps with losing weight safely, keeping the weight off over time and discussing weight with health care providers.

    Choosing Not to Treat with Dialysis or Transplant

    If your kidneys fail, dialysis can help you feel better and live longer. Learn about the two types of dialysis and how dialysis filters wastes and water from your blood

    Chronic Diarrhea in Children

    Defines chronic diarrhea and discusses causes of chronic diarrhea in children, diagnostic tests, and treatments.


    Chronic Kidney Disease and Medicines: What You Need to Know

    This brochure explains how to use medicines to people with chronic kidney disease and encourages patients to turn to pharmacists for information and support.

    Chronic Kidney Disease Overview

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. The main risk factors for developing kidney disease are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a family history of kidney failure. Pylonephritis: Kidney Infection

    Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me?

    This brochure explains the basics of chronic kidney disease for people who were recently diagnosed.

    Chronic Liver and Cirrhosis (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Provides data on hospital inpatient care and mortality and other links on chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in the United States.

    Cirrhosis

    Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of cirrhosis. This publication is also available in Spanish.


    Cirrhosis, Primary Biliary


    CKD & Nutrition for Dietetic Educators

    Registered dietitians, these five training modules can prepare you to provide medical nutrition therapy to CKD patients.

    CKD and Drug Dosing: Information for Providers

    This fact sheet serves as a reference for providers on estimating kidney function for prescription medication dosage.

    CKD Diet Counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy) Referral Form

    Diet therapy is critical for patients with chronic kidney disease. Primary care providers, fill out this form to share important patient data with the consulting dietitian.

    CKD Nutrition Management Training Program

    Registered dietitians, these five training modules can prepare you to provide medical nutrition therapy to CKD patients.

    Climb These Steps to a Healthier You! (PDF, 390 KB)

    Provides adults tips to change behaviors to improve their eating and physical activity habits.

    Clinical Trials for Crohn’s Disease

    Read about clinical trials for Crohn’s disease. Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Find out if clinical trials are right for you.

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Clinical Trials for Kidney Stones in Adults

    Read about clinical trials for kidney stones. Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Find out if clinical trials are right for you. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Clinical Trials for Proctitis

    Read more about clinical trials for proctitis. Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Find out if clinical trials are right for you. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works



    Collagenous Colitis


    Colon Polyps

    Colon polyps are growths on the lining of your colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps can become cancerous, and removing polyps can help prevent cancer of the colon and rectum.


    Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a long, flexible, narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end to look inside your rectum and entire colon. Colonoscopy can show irritated and swollen tissue, ulcers, and polyps.


    Communicating Difficult Messages to Patients

    This tool helps educators create and implement six lesson plans for counseling patients with chronic kidney disease about managing their disease and preparing for rental replacement therapy.



    Comparing Tests for Diabetes and Prediabetes

    Provides a concise summary for health care providers of blood tests for diabetes and prediabetes, covering uses, technical features, and pros and cons of different tests.

    Complications of Kidney Failure


    Constipation

    Constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements a week or hard, dry, and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass.

    Constipation in Children

    A condition in which a child has fewer than two bowel movements a week, or hard, dry, and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass.

    Continent Ileostomy


    Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    Describes devices that check blood glucose levels continuously. Describes the artificial pancreas and potential continuous glucose monitoring and insulin delivery systems.

    Control Your Diabetes. For Life. Campaign Information

    The campaign includes tailored materials (copyright-free) and messages for the general audience and high-risk populations. Campaign materials include education materials, sample articles, and PSAs for radio, print and television.


    Copper Storage Disease


    Creatinine (for health care professionals)

  • Quick Reference on UACR and GFR

  • Crohn's Disease

    Discusses risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and complications of Crohn's disease. Provides treatment options, including medications and surgery.


    Crohn's Disease

    Discusses risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and complications of Crohn's disease. Provides treatment options, including medications and surgery. Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Cushing's Syndrome

    Defines Cushing's syndrome, a disorder resulting from prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Details the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder.

    Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

    Describes the four phases of cyclic vomiting syndrome. Also includes a review of causes, treatments, and tips to prevent cyclic vomiting syndrome.





    Cystocele

    Defines cystocele, explains the causes, and describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

    Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy

    Outlines possible reasons for cystoscopy and ureteroscopy and explains the preparation involved. Describes the procedures in detail, as well as what patients can expect afterward.

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    Daily Bladder Diary

    An easy-to-use form for patients to note liquid intake, trips to the bathroom, urine leaks, and other details that may help explain your incontinence.

    Daily Diabetes Record

    A template to help you keep track of your blood glucose numbers, medicines, and insulin each day of the week.



    Definition and Facts for Crohn’s Disease

    Overview of Crohn’s disease, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in your gastrointestinal tract. Includes symptoms, treatments, and more.

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Definition and Facts for Kidney Stones in Adults

    Overview of kidney stones, pebble-like pieces of material that can form in one or both of your kidneys when high levels of certain minerals are in your urine. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Definition and Facts for Proctitis

    Learn about proctiti​s—inflammation of the lining of the rectum—who is more likely to get proctitis, and complications if proctitis is not treated. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Dehydration


    Delayed Gastric Emptying


    Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease

    This feature article describes dental enamel defects and other oral health problems related to celiac disease.


    Dermatitis Herpetiformis

    This feature article describes dermatitis herpetiformis, a condition that affects 15 to 25 percent of people with celiac disease.

    Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Skin Manifestation of Celiac Disease (For Health Care Professionals)

    Summarizes information about this blistering skin rash and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Photographs illustrate dermatitis herpetiformis.

    Devices for Taking Insulin




    Diabetes and Kidney Disease



    Diabetes and Your Heart Infographic (English)

    Infographic about the diabetes ABCs and how diabetes affects your heart.


    Diabetes Causes


    Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)

    Describes the results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, conducted by the NIDDK from 1983 to 1993, and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study.

    Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition

    Provides comprehensive data on diabetes and its complications in the United States.

    Diabetes in Children and Teens

    About 208,000 young people under 20 years of age have diagnosed diabetes. Most of them have type 1 diabetes.

    Diabetes in Older Adults

    Caregivers and health care professionals of older adults may also find helpful tools to enhance their understanding of issues that affect this population.

    Diabetes Inspidus

    Explains how working kidneys contribute to healthy bones and why kidney disease can lead to bone problems. Covers diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

    Diabetes Medicines

    Describes the types of diabetes medicines and their effects on blood glucose. Includes a list of questions to ask providers about diabetes medicines.

    Diabetes Medicines



    Diabetes Organizations

    The directory lists Government agencies and voluntary associations that provide diabetes information and resources available from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.


    Diabetes Prevention Program

    The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major multicenter clinical research study aimed at discovering whether modest weight loss through dietary changes and increased physical activity or treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage) could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in study participants.


    Diabetes Resources Catalog With Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

    All of NDEP’s AANHPI diabetes education resources also are available on a convenient CD that allows you to search for relevant resources by disease status, language, and audience. CDs are available by contacting Judith McDivitt at JMcDivitt@CDC.gov

    Diabetes Statistics

    ​Sources for statistics on diabetes.


    Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke

    Describes the relationship between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Covers risk factors, prevention, types of heart disease, diagnosis, and treatment.




    Diabetic Kidney Disease

    Explains how diabetes can lead to chronic kidney disease. Reviews symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for diabetic kidney disease.

    Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes

    Reviews the causes and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and explains the different types of neuropathies: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal.


    Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease

    Learn about how doctors diagnose Crohn’s disease with information from your family and medical history, a physical exam, and tests such as intestinal endoscopy.​

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Diagnosis of Diabetes and Prediabetes

    How diabetes and prediabetes are diagnosed. Covers risk factors, recommendations for when to be tested, and steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

    Diagnosis of Kidney Stones in Adults

    Learn about how doctors find the cause of kidney stones with information from your medical and family history, a physical exam, and diagnostic tests. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Diagnosis of Proctitis

    Learn how doctors diagnose proctitis using information from your medical history, a physical exam, and medical tests and procedures. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Diagnostic Testing for Diabetes and Prediabetes (for Health Care Professionals)


    Dialysis

    If your kidneys fail, dialysis can help you feel better and live longer. Learn about the two types of dialysis and how dialysis filters wastes and water from your blood


    Diarrhea

    Discusses the causes of diarrhea and the dangers of dehydration. Provides suggestions for easing the symptoms of diarrhea in adults and children. Offers strategies for avoiding traveler’s diarrhea.

    Diarrhea

    Landing page listing resources on diarrhea available from National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

    Diarrhea, Chronic, in Children


    Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know.

    This tip sheet encourages women who had gestational diabetes to get tested for diabetes after pregnancy and take actions to help the whole family stay healthy.


    Diet and Lifestyle Changes

    You may need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle to help you live a healthier and longer life. These diet and lifestyle changes are good for your heart and for your kidneys.

    Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention

    Explains how diet and other factors affect the formation of different types of kidney stones. Provides general dietary guidelines for preventing the different types of kidney stones.



    Dieting and Gallstones

    Describes gallstones, the effect of overweight and dieting on risk and safe ways to lose weight to reduce risk.



    Digestive Diseases (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Provides data on mortality and ambulatory care, as well as related data and links on digestive diseases in the United States.

    Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States

    Provides statistics, including incidence, prevalence, and mortality, for a number of digestive diseases.

    Directory of Hematologic Disease Organizations

    Directory listing of Government agencies and voluntary organizations that provide hematologic disease-related information and resources.​



    Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

    Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when small pouches, or sacs, form and push outward through weak spots in the wall of your colon. In diverticulitis, one or a few of the pouches in the wall of your colon become inflamed. Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower GI Series




    Dumping Syndrome

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of dumping syndrome.


    Dysentery


    Dyspepsia


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    Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    If you have a family history of diabetes, or you’ve been told by a health care professional that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

    Eating Right for Kidney Health: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to help them live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides an overview of the basics of nutrition and CKD.

    Eating Right on Hemodialysis

    Explains in an easy-to-read format how food affects hemodialysis patients and describes the role of fluids, potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium, calories, and vitamins and minerals.

    Eating, Diet, and Nutrition for Crohn’s Disease

    Learn about how good nutrition can help you manage Crohn’s disease. Your doctor may recommend that you make changes to your diet to help reduce your symptoms.

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Eating, Diet, and Nutrition for Kidney Stones in Adults

    Learn whether diet can help prevent or relieve kidney stones. Unless you have kidney failure, you should drink six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Eating, Diet, and Nutrition for Proctitis

    Learn how dietary changes can help reduce proctitis symptoms. Your doctor may recommend a specific diet if inflammatory bowel disease caused your proctitis. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Ectopic Kidney

    Explains the causes and complications of ectopic kidney, a birth defect in which a kidney is located in an abnormal position. Describes the diagnostic procedures and treatment options for the condition.



    eGFR (for health care professionals)

    Estimated GFR test results can provide insight into a patient's kidney function. Read about the limitations of GFR and why the MDRD Study equation is recommended for estimating GFR from serum creatinine in adults.

    Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Organizations (PDF, 269 KB)

    Directory listing of Government agencies and voluntary organizations that provide endocrine and metabolic diseases-related information and resources.

    Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Statistics

    Sources for statistics on endocrine and metabolic diseases in U.S. populations.



    ERCP

    Learn how ERCP uses upper GI endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts, how to prepare for ERCP, and what to expect afterward. Gallstones, Pancreatitis, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Erectile Dysfunction

    Describes the physiology of erection and the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    Esophageal Cancer


    Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

    Estimated GFR test results can provide insight into a patient's kidney function. Read about the limitations of GFR and why the MDRD Study equation is recommended for estimating GFR from serum creatinine in adults.


    Explaining Your Kidney Test Results: A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use

    This tear-off pad includes helpful talking points and descriptive images to help providers explain urine albumin and estimated glomerular filtration rate test results to patients.

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    Facing the Challenges of Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

    Describes the psychosocial impact chronic kidney disease can have on children and their families.


    Fallen Bladder


    Family Health History and Diabetes

    Family health history is an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

    Family Health History and Diabetes Campaign Materials

    Use these promotional tools to help NDEP promote the Family Health History and Diabetes Campaign in your community.



    Federal Response to CKD

    Many Federal agencies lead an aspect of the multi-faceted and interconnected response to CKD. This table provides summaries of these agencies' current CKD-related activities and contacts for each.

    Feeding Tube


    Financial Help for Diabetes Care

    Lists private health insurance, government health insurance, and other health care services for people with diabetes, plus helpful organizations or resources.

    Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure

    Briefly describes the Federal Government’s insurance program, which covers much of the cost of dialysis treatments and transplantation expenses.



    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    Learn how flexible sigmoidoscopy can detect ulcers, polyps, or cancer of the colon or rectum; how to prepare for the procedure; and what to expect afterward.

    Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis




    Food Label Reading: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides tips on reading and understanding food labels.

    Foodborne Illnesses

    Discusses the causes, risk factors, and complications associated with Foodborne Illnesses. Reviews treatment options and prevention strategies. Provides resources for additional information.


    For People of African, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Heritage: Important Information about Diabetes Blood Tests

    Describes hemoglobin variants how they can cause false results for the A1C test. Discusses how false results can affect diabetes diagnosis and care in people with hemoglobin variants.

    For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease

    This brochure explains the risk factors for kidney disease and the importance of getting tested for people who are at risk.

    Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too. (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también.)

    A bilingual (Spn/Eng) fotonovela featuring dramatic stories of Latinas talking to Latinas about preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and being healthy for their children and themselves.



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    Gallstones

    Provides general information about gallstones, including causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

    GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

    A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams

    Gas in the Digestive Tract

    Describes what causes gas and discusses symptoms, complications, and treatment.

     Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults, Celiac Disease, Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lactose Intolerance

    Gastritis

    Describes the various causes of gastritis and tests used to diagnose it.

    Gastroparesis

    Defines gastroparesis and describes the symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.





    Gestational Diabetes Causes

    Defines diabetes and discusses the causes of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Describes genetic, environmental, and other factors associated with the development of diabetes. Causes of Diabetes


    Get in the Game: Tips for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Tip Sheet (PDF, 338 KB)

    ​Offers men doable tips to eat more whole grains, sit less, and more to improve health


    Get Moving to Take Charge of Your Health

    Discusses reasons to be active and provides examples of indoor and outdoor activities that can be fun.

    Get on Track to a Healthier You (PDF, 463 KB)

    ​Get on track to a healthier you with these health and
    fitness tips for men.


    Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes

    This tip sheet encourages people at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.


    GI Bleeding

    Read about clinical trials for GI bleeding. Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Find out if clinical trials are right for you. Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Lower GI Series, Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers), Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy, What I need to know about Cirrhosis

    GI Bleeding

    Learn about how to help prevent GI bleeding. Your doctor may recommend that you make changes to your diet to help reduce your symptoms. Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Lower GI Series, Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers), Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy, What I need to know about Cirrhosis

    GI Bleeding

    Learn about how doctors diagnose bleeding in your GI tract from your family and medical history, a physical exam, and such tests as an endoscopy. Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Lower GI Series, Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers), Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy, What I need to know about Cirrhosis

    GI Bleeding

    Learn about the symptoms of GI bleeding—which include black or tarry stool, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds—and possible causes. Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Lower GI Series, Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers), Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy, What I need to know about Cirrhosis


    Glaucoma

    Links to Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy from the National Eye Institute

    Glomerular Diseases

    Defines the two major categories of glomerular diseases––glomerulosclerosis and glomerulonephritis––and describes how they interfere with kidney function.

    Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Calculators

    Use NKDEP's GFR calculators to estimate kidney function for adults and children.

    Glomerulonephritis


    Glomerulosclerosis


    Glossary of Terms Related to Healthy Eating, Obesity, Physical Activity, and Weight Control

    The glossary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about healthy eating, obesity, physical activity, and weight control.




    Gluten Intolerance


    Gluten-free Diet


    Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy



    Goodpasture Syndrome

    Summarizes the symptoms and treatment for this autoimmune condition.

    Graves' Disease

    Describes Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder and the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States. Explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. Defines Graves’ ophthalmopathy and includes section on eye care.

    Growth Failure in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Describes growth failure in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Discusses how CKD affects the child and the available treatment options for parents and caregivers.


    Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

    These Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes.

    H

    H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers


    Hashimoto's Disease

    Describes Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder and the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.


    Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart

    Family history of disease is an important part of understanding your risk for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes

    Have Diabetes. Will Travel.

    Whenever you travel, your diabetes comes along with you. Learn how to plan and helpful diabetes travel tips.




    Health Alert: Adrenal Crisis Causes Death in Some People Who Were Treated with hGH

    Health Alert: Adrenal Crisis Causes Death in Some People Who Were Treated with hGH

    Health Care Professionals

    NDEP’s clinical practice tools and patient education materials can help physicians and their health care teams to effectively meet the needs of people with or at risk of diabetes.

    Health Risks of Being Overweight

    Discusses the links between excess weight and many health conditions and explains how reaching and maintaining a normal weight may help with staying healthy later in life.

    Health Tips for African-Americans

    Provides information on how to make better food and beverage choices and how to add physical activity to daily life.

    Health Tips for Older Adults

    Offers tips and tools to help people ages 65 and over eat healthy foods and be physically active.

    Health Tips for Pregnant Women

    Contains tips on how to eat better and be more active while you are pregnant and after your baby is born.

    Healthy Eating During Winter Gatherings for People with Diabetes

    Winter is a season of holiday celebrations, football play-offs, and other occasions when family and friends get together over meals and snacks.


    Healthy Habits for Summer

    Provides tips for staying healthy during the Summer.

    Healthy Meals and Snacks for Teens

    Discusses strategies for teenagers to select and plan healthy meals and snacks.


    Heart Disease and Diabetes


    Heart Disease and Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease are more likely to get heart disease. Learn how heart disease and kidney disease are related and what you can do to protect your kidneys and your heart.



    Helping Diabetes Educators Care for Patients with Kidney Disease

    Diabetes educators play a crucial role on the health care team and are critical to improving early detection and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

    This comprehensive resource guide helps students with diabetes, their health care team, school staff, and parents work together to provide optimal diabetes management in the school setting.

    Helping Your Child Who is Overweight

    You can do a lot to help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight. Find out how to be active in helping your child learn habits that may improve health.

    Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents

    Provides parents with tips to help youth improve eating and physical activity habits.

    Hematologic Diseases Statistics

    Sources for statistics on hematologic diseases in U.S. populations.

    Hematuria: Blood in the Urine

    Discusses the conditions that may lead to blood in the urine. Lists diagnostic tests that may be required to find the cause of hematuria.

    Hemochromatosis

    Provides information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and screening for hemochromatosis. Includes a list of additional resources.


    Hemodialysis: Dose and Adequacy

    Explains the formulas used to determine whether a hemodialysis dose is adequate.



    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children

    Explains how the condition develops after Escherichia coli infection in the digestive tract and describes treatment.


    Hemorrhoids

    Describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatments for hemorrhoids.

    Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Describes the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, an autoimmune disease that affects mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6. Explains possible long-term consequences, including kidney disease.

    Hepatitis A

    Explains the risk factors, modes of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A. Also available in Spanish (DD–187).

    Hepatitis A


    Hepatitis B

    Explains the risk factors, modes of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis B. Also available in Spanish (DD–188).

    Hepatitis B


    Hepatitis B: What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know

    Describes hepatitis B, symptoms, transmission, and risk factors for Asian and Pacific Islander and other foreign-born Americans. Available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

    Hepatitis C

    Explains the risk factors, modes of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C. Also available in Spanish (DD–189).

    Hepatitis C


    Hepatolenticular Degeneration



    High Blood Pressure and Children: What Parents Need to Know

    This brochure explains high blood pressure in children to parents and provides steps to keep their child healthy.


    High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

    Reviews the basics of high blood pressure and the effect it has on the kidneys. Discusses the signs and symptoms of kidney disease and ways to prevent it.

    Hirschsprung Disease

    Defines and explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Hirschsprung disease. Includes a pronunciation guide of terms associated with the condition.

    Hispanics/Latinos (from the Office of Minority Health)

    Provides statistics on Hispanics and Latinos with diabetes, including death rates, risk factors, and treatment.

    Home Hemodialysis

    Discusses the advantages of home hemodialysis over conventional hemodialysis performed in a clinic. Explains the training requirements and logistical details for performing hemodialysis at home.

    How Diabetes Affects Children (Infographic)

    Check out NDEP?s ?How Diabetes Affects Children? infographic. Share the infographic with your followers on Facebook and Twitter, or embed the infographic to your blog or website.

    How Diabetes Affects Minority Groups Infographic

    Infographic that illustrates how diabetes affects minority groups.

    How Diabetes Affects Older Adults Infographic

    Share the infographic with your social media follows, embed it on your blog or website, or print it to use as a handout or poster.

    How to Help a Loved One Cope with Diabetes

    This tip sheet provides practical suggestions for helping loved ones cope with diabetes. It also lists organizations that can help.

    How to Help Your Children Stay Healthy: Tips to Lower Their Chances of Getting Type 2 Diabetes

    This tip sheet explains what type 2 diabetes is and provides great ideas parents can use to help their children be active and eat healthier to prevent type 2 diabetes.


    Human Growth Hormone and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Resource List

    Provides links to information about the connection between human growth hormone and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, links to support organizations, and journal article references.



    Hypertension and Kidney Disease


    Hyperthyroidism

    Learn about hyperthyroidism and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Find out who is more likely to develop hyperthyroidism. Graves' Disease, Thyroid Tests

    Hypoglycemia

    Defines and explains the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of hypoglycemia. Focuses on how people with diabetes can control or prevent hypoglycemia.

    Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

    Learn about hypothyroidism and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Find out who is more likely to develop hypothyroidism. Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroid Tests

    I

    I Can Lower MY Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for American Indians

    Targeted to American Indians and defines diabetes and reviews the signs and symptoms. Discusses the risk factors type 2 diabetes and ways it can be prevented. Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes




    IGA Nephropathy

    Defines IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Ileoanal Reservoir



    Imaging of the Urinary Tract

    Explains the range of imaging technologies used to evaluate the urinary tract, including ultrasound, conventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography.

    Imaging Studies, Urologic Diseases


    Immunizations and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.




    Incontinence in Men


    Incontinence in Women


    Indigestion

    Describes indigestion, also called functional dyspepsia. Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



    Inguinal Hernia

    Describes the types of inguinal hernia, as well as causes, symptoms, surgical treatment, and potential complications.

    Insulin (See What I need to know about Diabetes Medicines)




    Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes

    Defines insulin resistance and prediabetes and describes diagnosis. Lists ways to treat these conditions to help avoid developing diabetes.

    Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus



    Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Defines the two types of IC, ulcerative and nonulcerative.

    Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS)


    Intestinal Adhesions



    Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction

    Discusses chronic and acute forms of intestinal pseudo-obstruction and briefly describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this rare condition.


    Iron Overload Disease



    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns—that occur together, not a disease.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Children

    Defines irritable bowel syndrome in children. Describes diagnostic criteria and treatment and offers guidelines for parents.

    Is My Child at Risk for Kidney Disease?

    This brochure explains risk factors for kidney disease, the importance of getting their child's urine tested, and the availability of treatment.

    Is Your Child at Risk for Kidney Disease? (Poster)

    This poster explains risk factors for kidney disease and the importance of urine testing.


    It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes. A Lifetime of Small Steps for a Healthy Family Campaign Materials

    Use these materials designed specifically to help women with a history of GDM prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and to help their children lower their risk for the disease.

    It’s Never Too Early…To Prevent Diabetes

    If you had gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, you and your child have a lifelong risk for getting diabetes.

    It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    This tip sheet helps older adults take steps to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes.

    J

    Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

    Controlling your food portions can help you manage and maintain your weight. Learn the difference between a serving and a portion, and how to choose the right amount of food for you.

    K

    Kasai Procedure


    Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

    Learn what steps you can take to keep your kidneys (and the rest of your body) healthy.

    Keeping Active and Healthy Eating for Men

    Provides men tips on how to create healthy habits by discussing weight, health and lifestyle choices.

    Keeping Active and Healthy Eating for the Whole Family

    Provides information to help black women and their families eat healthier and move more.

    Kegel Exercise Tips

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder control problems in women.


    Kidney Biopsy

    Describes kidney biopsy and possible reasons for performing this diagnostic test. Outlines the preparations for and explains what patients can expect during and after the test.


    Kidney Disease (from the National Center for Health Statistics)

    Provides data on morbidity, mortality and other links to organizations on Kidney Disease in United States.

    Kidney Disease Basics

    Learn how your kidneys work, what kidney disease means, and how diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease over time.

    Kidney Disease Education (for health care professionals)

    Effective management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires both prepared health care providers and informed patients. NKDEP has developed numerous resources to expand CKD knowledge among providers.

    Kidney Disease of Diabetes

    Explains kidney disease, including causes and its progression to kidney failure. Highlights the findings of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial as they relate to kidney disease.

    Kidney Disease Statistics for the United States

    Provides statistics about kidney disease, including prevalence and survival rates.

    Kidney Disease: What African Americans Need to Know

    This brochure highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans and statistics related to kidney disease in the United States.

    Kidney Dysplasia

    Describes kidney dysplasia, a condition in which one or both kidneys do not develop normally in the womb. Discusses causes, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook.

    Kidney Failure

    If your kidneys fail, there are treatments that can help you live a longer, healthier life. Learn about working with your health care provider to choose a treatment that is right for you.

    Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You

    Provides a broad overview of the treatment options for a person facing kidney failure. Introduces hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation, with a general description of each method and a list of pros and cons.

    Kidney Failure: Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You - Chart

    Chart that summarizes three treatment options.

    Kidney Failure: What to Expect

    Describes the complications of kidney failure and its treatment for patients who have just started dialysis.




    Kidney Stone Prevention Diet


    Kidney Stones in Adults

    Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones. Reviews prevention strategies and treatment options, as well as information on current research. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Kidney Stones in Children

    Discusses the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of kidney stones in children. Describes treatments and steps for kidney-stone prevention.

    Kidney Transplant

    While a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure, it is not a cure, and it is also not for everyone. Learn more about kidney transplants and what it could mean for you or a loved one.


    Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

    Why you should know your blood sugar numbers, how to check your blood sugar levels, target levels, what to do if your levels are too low or too high.


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    Lactose Intolerance

    Defines lactose intolerance and provides information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. This publication is also available in Spanish.

    Lactose Intolerance

    Explains the cause, risk factors, diagnostic tests, and management of lactose intolerance. Lists calcium-rich foods and foods that contain hidden lactose.



    Laxatives


    Liver Biopsy

    Provides general information about liver biopsy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.


    Liver Transplant

    Describes liver transplantation, waiting lists, scoring systems that rank candidates, and the procedure for matching candidates with donor livers. Discusses  transplant surgery.

    Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples

    A compilation of resources for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples about diabetes. Resources include materials about general nutrition, psychosocial issues, substance abuse prevention, tobacco use, and a list of books on the subject.

    Living With Diabetes

    If you are living with diabetes or have a loved with the disease, it's important to work together to manage diabetes to stay healthy and prevent complications. Managing diabetes is not easy, but support from family members can make it much easier.

    Living with Diabetes: Finding the Support You Need Video

    If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel powerful emotions—but you're not alone. Finding support in your family, friends, and community can help.

    Living with Kidney Disease

    If you've been diagnosed with kidney disease, you probably have a lot of questions. Learn how to monitor your kidney health, make healthy lifestyle choices, and work with your health care providers to manage your health.

    Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS)

    LABS is a six clinical centers and a data coordinating center working in cooperation with NIH scientific staff to plan, develop, and conduct coordinated clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral research in bariatric surgery.

    Low Blood Glucose


    Low Vision

    Links to Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy from the National Eye Institute

    Lower GI Series

    Learn how lower gastrointestinal (GI) series can diagnose problems in your large intestine, how to prepare for the procedure, and what to expect afterwards.

    Lupus Nephritis

    Introduces systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune condition. Describes the symptoms of kidney problems caused by SLE.

    Lymphocytic Colitis


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    Make the Kidney Connection: Food Tips and Healthy Eating Ideas

    This fact sheet lists healthy eating tips and recipes and has links to other resources.

    Malnutrition and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.







    Medical Tests for Kidney Function



    Medicines and Kidney Disease

    If you are living with kidney disease, it's important to understand what the medicines you take can do to your body and kidneys. Learn about the medicines you may need to take and the ones you need to avoid.

    Medicines for Diabetes



    Medullary Sponge Kidney

    Defines medullary sponge kidney, a birth defect where changes occur in the tubules, or tiny tubes, inside a fetus' kidneys. Describes complications, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Membranous Nephropathy


    Ménétrier’s Disease

    Defines M?n?triers disease and describes treatment options.



    Michigan

    ​Resources and information about kidney disease from the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP).


    Microscopic Colitis

    Defines collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis. Explains the causes and describes signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

    Milk Intolerance


    Milk, Problems Digesting


    Mineral and Bone Disorder in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Explains how working kidneys contribute to healthy bones and why kidney disease can lead to bone problems. Covers diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

    Mineral and Bone Disorder of Chronic Kidney Disease


    Mineral and Bone Disorders and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.

    Minimal Change Disease



    Monitor Your Diabetes

    Describes the tests someone with diabetes can take to help improve their blood glucose targets to help prevent diabetes problems.

    Monitoring Your Kidney Health

    Your GFR and urine albumin results will help you and your provider keep track of your kidney health.

    Monogenic Forms of Diabetes: Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus and Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young

    Describes rare forms of diabetes that result from mutations in a single gene. Discusses genetic testing and counseling.

    MOVIMIENTO POR SU VIDA CD/DVD

    This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes. Use this music CD to encourage individuals or groups to exercise. BONUS FEATURE: this CD also contains a music video, Movimiento por su vida that can be viewed on a DVD player.


    Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK)


    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1

    Describes multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, a rare inherited disorder that causes multiple endocrine glands to become overactive. Explains the importance of genetic counseling and gene testing in managing the disorder.

    My Child's Bedwetting


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    National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2014 (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Provides information on prevalence, health consequences and resources on chronic kidney disease.

    National Diabetes Education Program

    NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

    National Diabetes Education Program Webinar Series

    The National Diabetes Education Program Webinar Series explores the latest advances and challenges in diabetes prevention and management.

    National Diabetes Education Program's 15th Anniversary

    The NDEP is a unique partnership that brings together Federal agencies and a varied and diverse group of organizations and individuals addressing diabetes concerns.

    National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017 (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Provides up-to-date scientific data and statistics on diabetes and its burden in the United States.

    National Diabetes Statistics, 2014 (PDF, 5.44 MB)

    Provides statistics about diabetes in the United States.

    National Hormone and Pituitary Program (NHPP): Information for People Treated with Pituitary Human Growth Hormone (Comprehensive Report)

    Provides extensive background about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the use of human growth hormone by the U.S. Public Health Service's National Hormone and Pituitary Program.

    National Hormone and Pituitary Program (NHPP): Information for People Treated with Pituitary Human Growth Hormone (Summary)

    Provides a summary of information about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the use of human growth hormone by the U.S. Public Health Service’s National Hormone and Pituitary Program.

    National Kidney Month

    March is National Kidney Month. Read about the many things you can do to recognize National Kidney Month in your community, with your family, or with your faith organization.


    NDEP Partner and Community Organization Information

    NDEP effectively extends its reach to target audiences: people with diabetes and their families, people at risk for type 2 diabetes, health care professionals, payers and purchasers of health care, and policy makers.

    NDEP| Preventing Type 2 Diabetes (4:56)

    Getting the whole family involved in becoming more active and making healthy food choices can make it easier to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes.



    Nephrology Referral Form

    Collaborative management between primary care providers (PCP) and nephrologists may improve patient outcomes. Primary care physicians, fill out this form to share important patient data with the consulting nephrologist.

    Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults

    Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment for nephrotic syndrome in adults.

    Nephrotic Syndrome in Children


    Nerve Disease and Bladder Control

    Explains overactive bladder, detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia, and urine retention, and discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of neurogenic bladder. The Facts About Diabetes




    New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes

    A resource to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills.







    Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

    Provides information about nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease that occurs when fat deposits in the liver cause inflammation.

    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Peptic Ulcers


    Nontropical Sprue


    NSAIDs and Peptic Ulcers






    Nutrition for Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults

    Explains how the right diet choices can protect kidney function in the late stages of kidney failure. Discusses ways to moderate protein intake.

    Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

    Explains how kidney disease can affect nutrition needs in children. Provides guidance about nutrient content of foods, including calories, protein, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium.

    Nutrition for Early Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults

    Discusses dietary guidelines for controlling elevated blood glucose and hypertension, the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.



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    Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)


    Organizations, Directory of Diabetes

    The directory lists Government agencies and voluntary associations that provide diabetes information and resources available from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

    Organizations, Directory of Endocrine and Metabolic (PDF, 269 KB)

    Directory listing of Government agencies and voluntary organizations that provide endocrine and metabolic diseases-related information and resources.

    Organizations, Directory of Hematologic (PDF, 269 KB)

    Directory listing of Government agencies and voluntary organizations that provide hematologic diseases-related information and resources.

    Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel

    Describes four surgical procedures of the bowel: ileostomy, colostomy, ileoanal reservoir, and continent ileostomy.


    Overview of Kidney Disease in Children

    Describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases and kidney failure in children.

    Overview of the National Diabetes Education Program

    Together NDEP and partners promote the messages and materials of two national public health campaigns, one created for people with diabetes and the other created for people at risk of diabetes.

    Overweight and Obesity Statistics

    Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States by providing statistics.

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    Pancreatic Ducts


    Pancreatic Islet Transplantation

    Defines pancreatic islets and describes the process of pancreatic islet transplantation and the risks and benefits of transplantation.

    Pancreatitis

    Provides information about acute and chronic forms of pancreatitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and available treatments.

    Parents...Splash Into a Healthy Summer With These Ideas! Tip Sheet (PDF, 295 KB)

    ​Offers parents and caregivers doable tips to help their families stay active and healthy during the summer.


    Partnering with Your Diabetes Care Team Video

    Your health care team is a resource to help you manage your diabetes. Find ways to work with your team so you can successfully manage your disease.

    Patient Education Resources

    ​Patient Education Resources


    Paying for Kidney Failure Treatment

    If your kidneys fail, dialysis can help you feel better and live longer. Learn about the two types of dialysis and how dialysis filters wastes and water from your blood



    Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)

    A peptic ulcer (stomach ulcer) is a sore on the lining of your stomach or duodenum. People who take NSAIDs are infected with the bacteria H.pylori, or have a tumor in the stomach, duodenum, or pancreas are more likely to develop peptic ulcers.

    Perineal Injury in Males

    Describes the anatomy of the male perineum and discusses ways in which the perineum may be injured. Explains treatments for perineal injuries.



    Peritoneal Dialysis Dose and Adequacy

    Explains the importance of performing all exchanges. Describes the procedures used to measure how well the dialysis treatments are working.


    Peyronie's Disease

    Describes Peyronie’s disease, in which scarring of the penis leads to its bending during erection. Explains causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Phosphate-Binding Medications and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.

    Phosphorus: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to help them live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides tips on lowering phosphorous in the diet.


    Pills for Diabetes



    Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Defines two types of polycystic kidney disease and describes their genetic origins, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as ongoing research.




    Porphyria

    Reviews the group of disorders known as the porphyrias, which affect the skin or nervous system, or both. Discusses the types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of porphyria.


    Potassium: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to help them live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides tips on lowering potassium in the diet.

    Power to Prevent: A Family Lifestyle Approach to Diabetes Prevention

    Power To Prevent includes effective, step-by-step lesson plans to help African Americans with or at risk for diabetes to take control of their eating habits and engage in a more physically active lifestyle.

    Practice Transformation

    Visit the Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams website to find information and resources to improve diabetes care within the context of an evolving health care delivery system.



    Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

    Describes normal changes in thyroid function during pregnancy and explains how pregnancy affects and is affected by hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and postpartum thyroiditis. Covers diagnosis and treatment

    Preparing for Kidney Failure Treatment

    Talking with your provider about your treatment options ahead of time helps you take charge of your care. Learn about preparing for kidney failure as your kidney disease progresses.

    Prescription Medications to Treat Overweight and Obesity

    Learn about prescription weight-loss drugs, including who they can help and who shouldn’t take them, how they work, their benefits and risks, and common results. Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes

    Prevent Diabetes Problems

    Describes steps to prevent diabetes problems with the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.


    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your diabetes under control

    Learn how to manage blood glucose to prevent diabetes problems. Tips on recording blood glucose levels and medicines, and checklists for health care visits.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your eyes healthy

    Describes the types of eye damage that can result from diabetes. Explains how eye damage from diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet healthy

    Describes the different foot problems that can result from diabetes. Provides tips to prevent or delay foot and skin problems.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy

    Describes the damage diabetes can cause to the heart and blood vessels.  Explains how to prevent and treat these complications.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your kidneys healthy

    Describes how kidney damage is a complication of diabetes. Explains how kidney disease can be prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your mouth healthy

    Explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of diabetes-related problems in the mouth.

    Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your nervous system healthy

    Describes how uncontrolled diabetes can damage the nervous system. Also explains how to prevent and treat neuropathies.

    Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease

    Overview of chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevention, including risk factors and steps to keep kidneys healthy, like preventing high blood pressure and diabetes.

    Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

    When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you will also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.

    Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    Explains the possible causes of primary biliary cirrhosis. Describes symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Explains the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism, a disorder in which one or more enlarged parathyroid glands secrete too much parathyroid hormone.

    Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

    Reviews primary sclerosing cholangitis, which damages and blocks bile ducts and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Proctitis

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of proctitis. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Proctitis

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of proctitis. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Professional Education

    Effective management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires both prepared health care providers and informed patients. NKDEP has developed numerous resources to expand CKD knowledge among providers.

    Prolactinoma

    Covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of prolactinoma, a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that causes excess production of the hormone prolactin. National Hormone and Pituitary Program (NHPP): Information for People Treated with Pituitary Human Growth Hormone (Summary)

    Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes

    Resources to support health care professionals in promoting medication adherence among their patients and within their teams.

    Promotional Tools for Managing Diabetes

    Take advantage of the diabetes education resources and tools for Managing Diabetes.

    Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Provides basic information about the prostate gland and prostate enlargement. Describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Prostatitis: Inflammation of the Prostate

    Defines prostatitis. Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome and acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis.

    Protein: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to help them live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides tips on eating the right amount of protein.





    Pylonephritis: Kidney Infection

    Lists the causes and symptoms of kidney infection. Explains the use of antibiotics to treat infection.


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    Quality Improvement in Primary Care Settings

    NKDEP supports addressing chronic kidney disease in the primary care setting, as managing CKD prior to referral can improve outcomes. Learn about the NKDEP's Community Health Center CKD Pilot Project.

    Questions and Answers About Diabetes

    This fact sheet answers key questions about diabetes and kidney health.

    Questions and Answers about High Blood Pressure

    This fact sheet answers common questions about high blood pressure and kidney health.

    Questions and Answers About the Kidneys and Kidney Disease

    This fact sheet answers important questions about the risk factors for kidney disease, testing, and what people can do to protect their kidneys.

    Questions to Ask if You Have Kidney Disease

    If you have kidney disease, it's important to talk to your health care providers about your kidney health. These questions can help you get the conversation started.

    Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional

    If you're at risk for kidney disease, it's important to talk about your kidney health with your health care providers. These questions can help you get the conversation started.

    Quick Reference on UACR and GFR

    This fact sheet presents providers with key information about assessing urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and estimated glomerular filtration rate to help them evaluate patients for kidney disease.

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    Race, Ethnicity and Kidney Disease

    If you are African American, Hispanic, or American Indian, you may be at higher risk for developing kidney failure. Learn about kidney disease in these groups.

    Rapid Gastric Emptying




    Redesigning the Health Care Team: Diabetes Prevention and Lifelong Management

    Find out more about implementing multidisciplinary team care for people with diabetes and how to reduce the human and economic toll of diabetes through a continuous, proactive, planned, patient-centered, and population-based approach to care.

    Regional Enteritis


    Regional Ileitis


    Renal Artery Stenosis

    Explains the causes and complications of renal artery stenosis, a narrowing of one or both of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys. Describes treatment options, including lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery.



    Renal Dysplasia




    Renal Tubular Acidosis

    Explains the different types of renal tubular acidosis. Outlines diagnostic criteria and treatment options, as well as current research efforts.

    Renovascular Hypertension (RVH)


    Riñones, Tesoros (Kidneys, Treasures) Education Program for Community Health Workers

    The program is designed to help community health workers (CHWs) or “promotores de salud” educate Hispanics living with diabetes about kidney disease and kidney failure.




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    School Guide Promotional Tools

    Use these promotional tools to promote effective diabetes management in school settings.


    Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

  • Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers


  • Sexual and Urologic Problems of Diabetes

    Describes sexual and urologic problems that men and women with diabetes may face. Provides information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Share What You Know to Help Reduce Childhood Obesity

    Share this infographic on Facebook and Twitter and help others understand how to reduce overweight and obesity among kids.

    Short Bowel Syndrome

    Reviews short bowel syndrome and provides information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



    Sickle Cell Trait and Other Hemoglobinopathies and Diabetes: Important Information for Providers

    Explains how the A1C test can lead to misdiagnosis, overtreatment, or undertreatment of diabetes in people with hemoglobinopathies. Explains when to suspect a patient has a variant.


    Simple Kidney Cysts

    Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options.

    Sisters Together Program Guide

    Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a health awareness program that encourages black women 18 years and older to maintain a healthy weight by being more physically active and eating healthy.

    Small Steps, Big Rewards. Prevent Type 2 Diabetes For Life. Campaign Overview

    Millions of Americans are at high risk for diabetes, a serious and costly disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the past 10 years. The good news: type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.


    Smoking and the Digestive System

    Describes how smoking affects various parts of the digestive system.

    Sodium: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    People with kidney disease may need to make changes to their diet to help them live a healthier, longer life. This fact sheet provides tips on lowering sodium in the diet.

    Solitary Kidney

    Explains normal kidney function and the possible causes of solitary kidney. Details the possible effects of solitary kidney and discusses ways to protect remaining kidney function.

    Spanish, Diabetes Publications

    Página de lista de recursos de la A a la Z proveída del Centro Coordinador Nacional de Información sobre la Diabetes.



    Statistics about Diabetes

    Sources for statistics on diabetes.

    Statistics about Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

    ​Sources for statistics on endocrine and metabolic diseases in U.S. populations.


    Statistics about Hematologic Diseases

    Sources for statistics on hematologic diseases in U.S. populations.

    Statistics, Digestive Diseases for the United States

    ​Provides statistics, including incidence, prevalence, and mortality, for a number of digestive diseases. ​


    Statistics, Kidney Diseases

    Statistical information on kidney diseases.

    Stay Fit as You Mature

    Contains information designed to encourage black women to move more and eat better.

    Staying Active at Any Size

    Physical activity may seem hard if you are overweight or obese. The good news is that you can be active at any size—and have fun and feel good at the same time. Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes, Body Weight Planner

    Step by step: Moving towards prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

    ​This lively music CD helps Hispanics and Latinos incorporate more movement into their lives. It features six original songs with empowering messages and strong Latin rhythms that urge listeners to move more. It is a fun way to show how movement can help prevent and manage diabetes.




    Stomach Infection


    Stomach Nerve Damage







    Supporting Pharmacists in Managing CKD

    Pharmacists play a crucial role on the healthcare team, and are critical to improving early detection and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Symptoms & Causes of Crohn’s Disease

    Learn about the symptoms of Crohn’s disease—which include diarrhea, cramping and pain in your abdomen, and weight loss—and possible causes of the disease.

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy

    Symptoms and Causes of Kidney Stones in Adults

    Learn about kidney stone symptoms—such as sharp pain in your lower back—and causes of kidney stones—such as high levels of certain minerals in your urine. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Symptoms and Causes of Proctitis

    Learn about proctitis symptoms, such as an uncomfortable, frequent urge to have a bowel movement; and causes, such as infections and inflammatory bowel disease. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works


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    Take Care of Your Diabetes during Special Times or Events

    Describes how someone with diabetes can be prepared during travel, work or school, pregnancy, natural disasters, and illness.

    Take Care of Your Diabetes Each Day

    Describes how to follow your healthy eating plan, be physically active, take medicines as prescribed, and monitor diabetes.

    Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime

    If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention. This booklet helps you care for your feet and provides tips to prevent serious foot problems.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Cambodian)

    Adapted into Cambodian, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chamorro)

    Adapted into Chamorro, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chinese)

    Adapted into Chinese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Chuukese)

    Adapted into Chuukese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Gujarati)

    Adapted into Gujarati, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Hindi)

    Adapted into Hindi, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Hmong)

    Adapted into Hmong, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Japanese)

    Adapted into Japanese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Korean)

    Adapted into Korean, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Laotian)

    Adapted into Laotian, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Samoan)

    Adapted into Samoan, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Tagalog)

    Adapted into Tagalog, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Thai)

    Adapted into Thai, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Tongan)

    Adapted into Tongan, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (in Vietnamese)

    Adapted into Vietnamese, this patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

    Provides small and doable steps to help teenagers get healthier by explaining how the body works, how to make healthy food choices, and how to increase physical activity.​


    Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart (Tip Sheet)

    This tip sheet encourages patients with diabetes to work with their health care team to set goals to manage A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol to prevent heart problems. It also has a record form to track diabetes numbers.

    Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart for American Indians and Alaskan Natives

    This patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

    Talking with Patients about Weight Loss: Tips for Primary Care Providers

    Find tips for starting the discussion about weight management with your patients, along with helpful resources you could share with them.

    Talking with Your Health Care Professionals

    The most important person on your health care team is you. Get tips for talking with your health care providers and managing your kidney health.

    Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families

    Tasty Recipes is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. This booklet was designed to dispel misunderstandings about healthy eating and teach Hispanics/Latinos how to adopt a tasty but nutritional meal plan that maintains the cultural uniqueness of their food.

    Team Care Promotional Tools

    Use these promotional tools to promote NDEP’s Team Care guide, which provide practical resources to help health care professionals and organizations implement team care for people with diabetes.

    Teens and Diabetes

  • Youth and Teens


  • Ten Ways Hispanics and Latinos Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Hispanics and Latinos are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is good news. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes around what you eat and how you stay physically active. Here are some tips to help you.

    Testing for Kidney Disease

    Early kidney disease has no signs or symptoms. Learn about simple blood and urine tests that are used to check your kidney health.




    The A1C Test and Diabetes

    Defines and explains the A1C diabetes blood test. Discusses using the test for diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes and monitoring of glucose levels in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

    The Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United States

    Provides current and retrospective data on digestive diseases in the United States.


    The Facts About Diabetes

    View facts, statistics, and infographics about diabetes.

    The Kidneys and How They Work

    Explains what kidneys do and why they are important to maintain life. Describes the internal anatomy of the kidney. This publication is also available in Spanish.

    The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes (3:57)

    Sandra’s history of gestational diabetes increases her future risk for developing diabetes and her son’s risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

    The Road to Health Toolkit

    Materials designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

    The Urinary Tract and How It Works

    Details the anatomy and function of the urinary tract, explains the importance of the urinary tract, and describes what affect the amount of urine a person produces.


    This New Year, Resolve to Take Just One Step Toward a Healthier Life

    January is the start of a new year and a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active can help prevent a number of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes.


    Thyroid Tests

    Describes the different tests used to evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid disease. Includes typical thyroid test results seen in thyroid diseases.

    Tips for a Healthier You

    Share the following infocards on Facebook and Twitter to help people make small changes to be healthier.


    Tips for Enjoying Summer Gatherings if You Have Diabetes

    Making healthy food choices, even while on vacation, is a key step to staying healthy, feeling better and most importantly, managing your diabetes. The NDEP has tips for eating healthy during gatherings this summer.




    Tips for Kids: Be Active

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: Eating Healthy Foods

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: Stay at a Healthy Weight

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Kids: What is Diabetes?

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be Active

    This colorful, easy-to-read, reproducible tip sheet contains the basics about managing type 2 diabetes for children and their families. It also includes a list of resources where you can get more information for children.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Dealing With the Ups and Downs of Diabetes

    Feel good about yourself. Get help to deal with the ups and downs of diabetes. Seek support from other teens and take action to manage your diabetes - one step at a time.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Make Healthy Food Choices

    Make healthy food choices to help reach your weight loss goal. There are many weight loss plans from which to choose.

    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight

    ​This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.


    Tips for Teens with Diabetes: What is Diabetes?

    This tip sheet provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease for a long and healthy life.

    Tips for Teens: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    If you have a family history of diabetes, or you’ve been told by a health care professional that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

    Tips to Help You Get Active

    Identifies and discusses roadblocks to being physically active and provides information on how to be active.



    Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Health Care

    Take advantage of the diabetes education resources and tools designed especially for health care professionals, business professionals engaged in planning and conducting business health strategies, and school personnel.

    Transplantation of Pancreatic Islet Cells


    Traveler's Diarrhea


    Treat Complications and Comorbidities

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.

    Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

    Read about treatments for Crohn’s disease, including medicines, bowel rest, and surgery. Treatment goals are to decrease inflammation, prevent flare-ups, and keep you in remission.

     Colonoscopy, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series, Upper GI Endoscopy


    Treatment for Kidney Stones in Adults

    Learn about how doctors treat kidney stones. Learn how to prevent kidney stones by drinking enough liquid, changing what you eat, or taking medicines. Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy, The Facts About Diabetes, The Urinary Tract and How It Works, Urodynamic Testing, What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Treatment for Proctitis

    Learn how doctors treat proctitis caused by infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and radiation therapy, and how doctors treat proctitis complications. Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Your Digestive System and How It Works

    Treatment Methods for Kidney Disease: Peritoneal Dialysis

    Describes the procedures and supplies required for peritoneal dialysis (PD). Explains the differences between ambulatory and automated PD. Gives instructions for avoiding possible problems.

    Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure in Children

    Describes the treatment options for children with kidney failure, including transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis.

    Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Transplantation

    Gives a step-by-step account of the transplantation process from the initial medical evaluation and placement on a waiting list to surgery, recovery, and maintenance with antirejection medicines.

    Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Hemodialysis

    Details the procedures and equipment involved in hemodialysis. Explains vascular access and dietary issues.



    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes Print PSA

    Print ad with the message. You don't need to be a superhero to manage

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs

    This tip sheet can help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Cambodian)

    Adapted into Cambodian, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chamorro)

    Adapted into Chamorro, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chinese)

    Adapted into Chinese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Chuukese)

    Adapted into Chuukese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Gujarati)

    Adapted intoGujarati, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Hindi)

    Adapted into Hindi, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Hmong)

    Adapted into Hmong, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Japanese)

    Adapted into Japanese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Korean)

    Adapted into Korean, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Laotian)

    Adapted into Laotian, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Samoan)

    Adapted into Samoan, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Tagalog)

    Adapted intoTagalog, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Thai)

    Adapted into Thai, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Tongan)

    Adapted into Tongan, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.

    Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs (in Vietnamese)

    Adapted into Vietnamese, tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less lower their risk for diabetes.


    Type 1 Diabetes Causes

    Defines diabetes and discusses the causes of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Describes genetic, environmental, and other factors associated with the development of diabetes. Causes of Diabetes


    Type 2 Diabetes Causes

    Defines diabetes and discusses the causes of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Describes genetic, environmental, and other factors associated with the development of diabetes. Causes of Diabetes

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    UACR (for health care professionals)

  • Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio (UACR)

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Discusses risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and complications of ulcerative colitis. Provides treatment options, including medications and surgery.

    Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity

    Provides information for those who may be at risk of developing weight-related health problems, explains how overweight and obesity are treated, and provides ideas for improving health at any weight.

    Understanding GFR

    Your GFR test result tells you how well your kidneys are working. Learn about the GFR blood test and what the results mean.

    Understanding Urine Albumin

    Your urine albumin test result tells you if your kidneys are damaged. Learn about the urine albumin test and what the results mean.

    United States Renal Data System

    Provides comprehensive statistics on chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal diseases in the United States.

    Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series

    Learn how upper gastrointestinal (GI) series can diagnose problems in your upper GI tract, how to prepare for the procedure, and what to expect afterwards. Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults, Constipation, Lower GI Series

    Upper GI Endoscopy

    Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor uses an instrument called an endoscope to see the lining of your upper GI tract. Doctors use upper GI endoscopy to find, and sometimes treat, problems in the upper GI tract.

    Upset Stomach




    Urethral Stricture


    Urinary Diversion

    Defines urinary diversion. Describes temporary diversions—nephrostomy and urinary catheterization—and permanent diversions—urostomy and continent urinary diversion.

    Urinary Incontinence in Children

    Discusses the causes of nighttime and daytime incontinence in children, describes medical and behavioral treatments, and lists resources for additional information.

    Urinary Incontinence in Men

    Explains how nerve problems, prostate enlargement, and treatments for prostate cancer can all cause urinary incontinence in men. Discusses causes, diagnosis, and available treatments.

    Urinary Incontinence in Women

    Discusses the anatomy of the female urinary system, defines the major types of incontinence in women, describes treatments, and lists resources for additional information.

    Urinary Retention

    Explains acute urinary retention and chronic urinary retention and lists possible causes and symptoms. Describes diagnosis, treatment options, and complications.

    Urinary Tract Infection In Adults

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary tract infections.

    Urinary Tract Infections in Children

    Describes the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections in children, explains diagnostic procedures and treatment, and emphasizes the importance of evaluation to prevent permanent damage to a child’s kidneys or urinary system.

    Urine Albumin

    Urine albumin measurement and reporting is critical to the early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease. Read about urine albumin standardization issues.

    Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio (UACR) (for health care professionals)

    For many people, albuminuria is the earliest sign of kidney damage. Read why a urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio on a spot urine specimen is the recommended test to assess and monitor urine albumin.

    Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio (UACR) (for patients)

    Your urine albumin test result tells you if your kidneys are damaged. Learn about the urine albumin test and what the results mean.

    Urine Blockage in Newborns

    Details the anatomy of the urinary tract and describes birth defects that can block the normal flow of urine. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment of urine blockage in newborns.

    Urodynamic Testing

    Describes normal bladder function, as well as problems in the urinary system that may require urodynamic testing. Discusses different urodynamic procedures and why they are used.

    Urologic Diseases in America Compendium 2012

    Provides epidemiological data covering benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections.

    Use the World Around You to Stay Healthy and Fit (PDF, 1.2 MB)

    ​Provides adults and youth a few tips on how to use what they already have to stay healthy.


    Using the World Around You to Stay Healthy and Fit

    Provides information for how to maintain healthy habits, such as eating well and exercising regularly, by utilizing your surroundings and the world around.


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    Vascular Access for Hemodialysis

    Defines vascular access and reviews three access options. Describes what to expect during hemodialysis and lists ways to protect the access site.


    Very Low-calorie Diets

    Describes very low-calorie diets (VLCDs), health benefits, and risks.

    Vesicoureteral Reflux

    Explains how urine may reflux, or flow backward, from the bladder to the kidneys. Describes tests and treatment for this condition.

    Viral Gastroenteritis

    Describes causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral gastroenteritis.

    Viral Hepatitis (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Provides data on morbidity and mortality and related links on viral hepatitis in the United States.

    Viral Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond

    Provides information about the symptoms, modes of transmission, at-risk populations, prevention, and treatment of hepatitis A through E. Includes a list of additional resources.

    Virtual Colonoscopy

    Learn why virtual colonoscopy is used, how to prepare for the procedure, and what to expect. Find out how virtual colonoscopy is different from colonoscopy.


    Vitamin D Supplements and CKD (for health care professionals)

    As eGFR declines, complications and comorbidities occur more commonly and are more severe. Read about treating cardiovascular disease, anemia, malnutrition, mineral and bone disorders, and depression.




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    Walking... A Step in the Right Direction

    Provides information about the health benefits of walking, how to start a walking program, and sample warm-up stretches.

    We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes

    Tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

    Describes myths and facts regarding weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity.

    What African Americans with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Need to Know

    This brochure highlights key facts about the impact of kidney disease on African Americans and statistics related to kidney disease in the United States.

    What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know about Hepatitis B

    ​Describes hepatitis B, symptoms, transmission, and risk factors for Asian and Pacific Islander and other foreign-born Americans. Available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.


    What I Need to Know about Bowel Control

    Describes bowel control problems, or fecal incontinence, and its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides tips for doctor visits and coping with bowel control problems. This publication is also available in Spanish.

    What I need to know about Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes

    Describes the types of eye damage that can result from diabetes. Explains how eye damage from diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

    What I need to know about Cirrhosis

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment available for cirrhosis. Discusses lifestyle changes for slowing or stopping liver disease before it progresses to cirrhosis.

    What I need to know about Eating and Diabetes

    Provides the basics of meal planning for people with diabetes. Reviews nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat.

    What I need to know about Erectile Dysfunction

    Describes the physiology of erection and the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes

    Defines gestational diabetes, explains the causes and diagnosis, and treatment. Includes strategies for preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes later in life.

    What I need to know about Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). Defines the two types of IC, ulcerative and nonulcerative.

    What I need to know about Kidney Failure and How It’s Treated

    Explains what happens when a person’s kidneys fail and describes the treatment methods available.

    What I need to know about Liver Transplantation

    Describes liver transplantation, waiting lists, scoring systems that rank candidates, and the procedure for matching candidates with donor livers. Discusses  transplant surgery.

    What I need to know about Living with Kidney Failure

    Explains the treatment methods for kidney failure and presents strategies for coping with kidney failure.

    What I need to know about My Child's Urinary Tract Infection

    Describes signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections in children, explains diagnostic procedures and treatment.

    What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes

    Describes the benefits of physical activity and precautions for people with diabetes. Explains the types of activity and how to begin a program.

    What I need to know about Preparing for Pregnancy if I Have Diabetes

    Explains why and how women with diabetes should take care of themselves before, during, and after pregnancy.

    What I Need to Know about Prostate Problems

    Discusses prostate problems including prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Reviews common tests performed for these conditions, as well as the side effects of prostate treatments.

    What I need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary tract infections.

    What If My Kidneys Fail?

    Overview of kidney failure and the treatment options you have to replace lost kidney function--hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or kidney transplant.


    Whipple Disease

    Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Whipple disease.

    Wilson Disease

    Describes the cause, symptoms, and diagnosis of Wilson disease and summarizes treatment options.

    Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)

    Each section of the PPOD Guide provides a “quick course” on that health care specialty and its relation to diabetes. Because each section is written for professionals outside of that specialty, all team members who might care for a person with diabetes can collaborate and make cross-disciplinary treatment referrals. Inside the PPOD Guide, you will find: An introduction to team care, Tips on communicating with patients, Sections in each of the four PPOD areas, Resources and links to other PPOD-related resources and organizations.

    Working with Your Health Care Providers

    If you have kidney disease, you will need to work with many types of health care providers. Learn about the different health care providers you may see and the role they may play in your treatment.

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    You Are the Heart of Your Family...Take Care of It. (Usted es el corazón de la familia...cuide su corazón) Tip Sheet

    This bilingual (Spanish and English) tip sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease for Hispanics/ Latinos.


    You Are the Heart of Your Family...Take Care of It. Flip Chart

    This bilingual flip chart can help promotoras, community health workers, and other health educators teach Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease.

    You don't need to be a superhero to manage your diabetes. You need to control your ABCs. Print PSA

    Print ad with the message "You don't need to be a superhero to manage your diabetes."? Available as a full-page color ad and black and white in full-, 1/2- and 1/4-page sizes.

    Young at Heart: Your Checklist for Better Health (PDF, 702 KB)

    Provides older adults an easy to follow checklist to help them create new eating and physical activity habits to improve health and reduce disease risk.

    Your Diabetes Care Records

    Provides charts for recording important information to discuss at each doctor’s visit.

    Your Digestive System and How It Works

    The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract-also called the digestive tract-and the liver, pancreas, and the gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus.

    Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

    Provides comprehensive information for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Provides action steps for people who take insulin and for those who do not.


    Your Kidney Test Results (Fact Sheet)

    This fact sheet was designed for use by health care professionals to help people with kidney disease keep track of their lab values.

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    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    Describes the causes, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.