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Today is World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month are both celebrated in March to increase awareness of kidney disease around the world. This year’s World Kidney Day theme is “Kidney Disease and Children: Act Early to Prevent It.” Kidney disease affects all ages, and many people do not know they are at risk or already have kidney disease. Increased awareness and screening help identify kidney disease earlier. This may prevent or delay progression to end stage kidney failure, which requires dialysis or kidney transplant.
Here are 3 things you can do to make a difference:
- Take the Kidney Disease Risk Quiz to see if you or family members are at risk.
- Have your blood pressure and blood glucose levels checked. Diabetes and high blood pressure and two major causes of kidney disease.
- Participate in the World Kidney Day campaign “Move Your Feet.” Staying active anyway you can make a difference to keep you and your kidneys healthy.
For more information about kidney risk factors and kidney disease visit DaVita.com. Download the Today’s Kidney Diet: International Flavors Cookbook and celebrate flavors from around the world on World Kidney Day.