With National Kidney Month Over, Focus Shifts to Overall Health
April is packed with causes and events! Organ donation can be a sensitive subject, if it’s even discussed at all, but National Donate Life Month aims to bring that topic out in the open by encouraging a dialogue about organ and tissue donation. If you’ve ever wondered what your options are, you can learn more by reading the “10 Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation”, or opt into a living donation by visiting the National Kidney Foundation’s site on becoming living donor. April is also National Minority Health Month, according to the U.S. Health and Office Services of Minority Health. World Health Day is April 7th and National Healthcare Decision Day is April 16th.
Walking to Raise Awareness
On April 17th, Renalogic is joining forces with the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney disease. Team Renalogic will walk with the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona at Chase Field Ballpark. Our initiatives align with the National Kidney Foundation’s proactive program, which aims to bring awareness of the silent disease and seeks to help others avoid the personal and financial cost of kidney disease altogether. Please support the cause by donating or registering to walk!
National Minority Health Month
Did you know that 50% of black women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime? To highlight the importance of National Minority Health Month, The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases put together a “Diabetes in Minority Groups” infographic, which highlights the impact of diabetes on minority populations.
Patients Need Education On Dialysis Options
When someone progresses to ESRD or dialysis they may not be educated or made aware of the available options to them. For instance, a dialysis patient can opt for home hemodialysis or in-center hemodialysis, or even elect to receive no dialysis treatment at all. But, patients must be educated on these options. Alex Brill, in an interview by Nephrology News & Issues, talks about the role of home hemodialysis, and how to overcome the obstacles in providing these options to patients. For guidance on dialysis options, visit My Life, My Dialysis Choice or Home Dialysis Center.
FDA Warns of Drug’s Impact on Patients with CKD, Heart Disease
Two drugs used to treat diabetes are now thought to increase the risk of heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease or heart disease. The FDA is warning patients of an increased likelihood of hospitalization resulting from complications to the drugs.
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