Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney disease prevention

Community wellness for an at-risk population in Santa Barbara

Dr. Michael Fisher, nephrologist
Author: Michael Fisher, M.D.  |  Posted:

Throughout my career as a nephrologist, I’ve taken a keen interest in rising rates of diabetes among children and what that means for their future health, since diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. And I’ve been especially focused on how this manifests itself in Hispanic communities, both in South America and in Santa Barbara, California, where I live. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Education, Kidney disease prevention

Diabetes education and kidney health: Coaching to prevent kidney disease

TMF HQI diabetes health educator
Author: Debra Nell Williams, M.D.  |  Posted:

The American Kidney Fund has partnered with the TMF Health Quality Institute to incorporate kidney disease education into Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes taught by diabetes health educators using AKF’s Kidney Health Coach program. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Health Coach, Education, AKF programs, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

Kidney disease and diabetes: Spread the word!

Kidney disease and diabetes
Author: Together 2 Goal® Campaign Staff  |  Posted:

While some people are more at risk than others for kidney disease, it’s important to know there are some things you can control. Though you can’t change your family history, race or age, you can reduce the chances of developing other conditions that can lead to kidney disease—including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease—through lifestyle changes. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

More minority organ donors are needed

A group of African and Hispanic women
Author: Clive O. Callender, M.D.  |  Posted:

National Minority Awareness Day has since become National Minority Awareness Week, and we observe it the first week of August every year. This special observance honors minorities who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors and take better care of their health in order to reduce the number needing a transplant. The number one problem in transplantation remains the shortage of organs. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living, Kidney transplant
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