Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney disease prevention

Know Your Kidneys™: Preventing and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

1 in 10 Americans has #diabetes, the leading cause of kidney disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys, which is known as diabetic kidney disease. Learn more on our blog, and be sure to catch up on our diabetic kidney disease webinar. READ MORE >>

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

FDA issues first approval for a diabetes medicine that slows progression of CKD

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

For individuals living with diabetes—the leading cause of kidney failure—the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand name INVOKANA®) to treat diabetic kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease is cause for optimism. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: News, Research, Kidney disease prevention

Community wellness for an at-risk population in Santa Barbara

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

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
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