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Dialogue on Diversity: Kidney Disease & The American Kidney Fund. Dialogue on Diversity:. Why Kidney Disease?. What is the problem?. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) Affects 31 million people in the U.S. Permanent damage to the kidneys Increases a person’s risk for Heart disease Anemia

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Dialogue on Diversity:

Kidney Disease

&

The American Kidney Fund

what is the problem
What is the problem?
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Affects 31 million people in the U.S.
    • Permanent damage to the kidneys
    • Increases a person’s risk for
      • Heart disease
      • Anemia
      • Bone disease
      • Stroke
    • Usually no signs or symptoms
who is at risk
Who is at risk?
  • Those most at risk for CKD:
    • Have diabetes
    • Have high blood pressure
    • Have heart disease
    • Have a family history of CKD
    • Are over 60 years old
    • Are African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American
what can we do
What can we do?
  • Raise awareness
  • Screen
  • Refer to resources
raising awareness
Raising Awareness
  • Educational materials
    • Learn it! Check it! Live it! toolkit
  • Professional education
    • Online courses
  • Website (www.kidneyfund.org)
    • Social networking
  • Kidney Action Days
    • Screenings
screening
Screening
  • Screenings typically check
    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose
    • Kidney function
  • Screening is done via
    • Finger stick or blood draw
    • Urine test
resource referral
Resource Referral
  • Follow up with screening participants
    • Mail results
    • Link to medical care
  • HelpLine
    • Information
    • Financial assistance