Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. People with diabetes should be tested for kidney disease every year, and control blood sugar and blood pressure. These steps will also help those who already have diabetic kidney disease to stay healthier and avoid complications. Learn more below. 
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About 1/3 of people with diabetes develop kidney disease, and diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure. But there are steps you can take to prevent kidney disease by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure, and getting your kidneys tested.

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If you have both diabetes and kidney disease, you can find tools and resources here to help you manage your health, whether you are in early stage kidney disease, on dialysis, or have a transplant.

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With NKF’s My Food Coach, you can search for recipes, ingredients and meals that fit your personal nutrition needs, whether you have diabetes, kidney disease or both.

You can also learn about Emergency Meal Planning For Diabetics here.

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The NKF offers free kidney health checks in communities across the country. Find one near you.
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