Know your kidneys: How you can prevent diabetic kidney disease

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Did you know that over 1 in 10 American has diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney disease? Over time, high blood sugar damages the blood vessels in your kidneys and the damage cannot be undone. However, both diabetes and kidney disease can be prevented!

In this webinar, Dr. Christian Mende will discuss what diabetic kidney disease is, how you can prevent it, and possible treatment options to keep your kidney disease from getting worse. Find out how well you know your kidneys.

Join our webinar to learn more about:

  • Diabetic kidney disease signs and symptoms
  • How you can prevent diabetic kidney disease
  • Treatment options for diabetic kidney disease



Christian W. Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FASH, FAHA

Christian W. Mende, MD is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Mende graduated magna cum laude from the University of Heidelberg, School of Medicine in Heidelberg, Germany. He then completed internships and residency at  County Hospital in Sanderbusch, Germany and  Tucson Medical Education Program in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Mende’s postdoctoral training  includes a National Institute of Health fellowship in nephrology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Mende is board certified in nephrology, internal medicine, geriatrics and clinical hypertension.

Among his medical affiliations, Dr. Mende is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American College of Nutrition,  and American and International Society of Nephrology.  He is a fellow and charter member of the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Mende is a reviewer for several medical journals and widely published; has made contributions to the medical press on experimental and clinical renal disease, hypertension, diabetes and various other medical topics.