IPRO Alerts New Yorkers to 'Silent' Killer; Chronic Kidney Disease Doubling Every Ten Years
"March is National Kidney month: a perfect time to call attention to the fact that most people who have kidney disease don't know it," according to IPRO Chief Medical Officer
- Blood pressure check,
- Urine Test (micro-albumin),
- Blood test (with eGFR - estimated glomerular filtration rate).
"If you do not have a doctor you see regularly, you should look for free kidney screenings in your community," according to Dr. Bradley. The local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation provides screening in many communities.
Managing diabetes helps protect kidneys. Diabetes management includes monitoring blood glucose according to the recommended schedule and monitoring blood pressure. "It is very important to get your kidneys checked at least once a year," Dr. Bradley explains. "This message of early detection and management of CKD is important in improving clinical outcomes and avoiding additional costly expenditures."
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is funding and coordinating a pilot CKD quality improvement effort in
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