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Are You Aware?  is designed to raise awareness about important topics relevant to kidney disease surveillance and prevention.

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February 2024
As kidney disease progresses, patients require referral to a nephrologist for co-managed care, establishment of a diagnosis, slowing progression, and/or managing complications of the disease.
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December 2023
Maintaining moderate-intensity physical activities may provide many benefits in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, including slower decline in kidney function, better physical function, reduced cardiovascular risk, and improved quality of life.

October 2023
Food insecurity is a socioeconomic situation at the household level where there is limited or uncertain access to adequate food for a healthy lifestyle.

August 2023
Collecting information about the geographic distribution of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States is a core function of CDC’s Kidney Disease Surveillance System.

June 2023
Poverty is a major social determinant of health that is closely linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD). People who live in low-income neighborhoods face challenges that may contribute to the development and progression of CKD ...

April 2023
According to CDC, more than 1 in 7, an estimated 37 million US adults, have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and as many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have it.

October 2022
In the United States, 96 million individuals (38% of adults) are affected by prediabetes, which is when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.