As diabetes and heart disease account for 75 percent of all new kidney failure cases, AKF works to educate members of Congress, the Administration, and the public on the link between diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease. Government proposals that focus on addressing these two chronic diseases, must include information on ESRD. Additionally, AKF aims to partner with these patient groups on issues such as access to affordable insulin and heart medications to prevent or delay ESRD. AKF also intends to work with these patient groups on social determinants of health, nutrition, and exercise to address these chronic illnesses in the United States.