It is estimated that 8 to 12 million people in the US have peripheral artery disease, yet most people are not even certain of what peripheral artery disease is.
The biggest step to prevent kidney problems for diabetics is to maintain good control of the blood sugar, but much can be done with a good diet as well.
On World Kidney Day, awareness events were being held around the globe, including here in Philadelphia.
It’s growing in popularity among those who suffer from kidney disease and require dialysis. Many people are seeking a center who will perform the required treatment at night, it’s called nocturnal dialysis.
The rise in Type 2 diabetes is concerning because if it is not controlled it can cause long term damage of the blood vessels, the eyes and the kidneys.
Trying to motivate people to take ownership of their diabetes and aggressively attack it to prevent long-term problems has become a major issue in medicine.
The spiritual leader of 100,000 Catholics in South Jersey says he has chronic kidney disease and will soon begin dialysis treatments, but has no plans to step down from his post.