Know the connection between Diabetes and Kidney Disease

34 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 of them also has chronic kidney disease. Once your kidneys have been damaged by diabetes, they cannot be cured.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and today is World Diabetes Day, making now the perfect time to learn how you can prevent diabetic kidney disease or keep it from getting worse:

  • Control your blood sugar
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Control your cholesterol
  • Eat healthy
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco
  • Be active most days of the week
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Talk to your doctor about new medicines