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Professional & Continuing Education (CME & CE)

Caring for people with chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not easy. Members of the health care team, including pharmacists, physicians, and registered dietitians, must communicate complex messages, often in a short amount of time. NIDDK has developed educational resources to enhance knowledge and skills around caring for people with these conditions.

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Kidney Disease Education Lesson Builder
This resource helps educators create and implement lesson plans for counseling patients with CKD about managing their disease and preparing for renal replacement therapy (RRT). These six lesson plans meet the needs of qualified providers seeking to deliver the Kidney Disease Education (KDE) Services benefit, as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Glomerular Disease Primer
The NIDDK Kidney Disease Section has developed a Glomerular Disease Primer that presents kidney anatomy, physiology, and histology and several major glomerular diseases.

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Patient education and outreach materials and practice tools for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions.

Last Reviewed August 2023
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