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The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease


Did you know that there’s a link between type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, or CKD?

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DR. RODGERS: Do you know about the link between type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, or CKD?

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Here’s what Debbie Allen—legendary director, producer, actress, and founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy—learned.

MS. ALLEN: The one thing that I wish I had known earlier on, even before my diagnosis as being prediabetic, was you’re at great risk for kidney disease if you are a type 2 diabetic. That’s something I wish I had known more clearly. And I found out that there was a simple blood test and urine test that you could take that could give you all this information. This was new. That wasn’t something that I think my father had the option of, or my grandfather. Knowledge is power. So take it; use it; and make a change.

DR. RODGERS: Follow us @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers.

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