NKDEP answers your questions about kidney disease:
For people with diabetes or high blood pressure: the new "Make the Kidney Connection" brochure explains the risk factors and the importance of getting tested.
If you're at risk for kidney disease, it's important to get tested. Make an appointment to see a health care professional, and learn more about how your doctor can help you treat kidney disease and prevent kidney failure.
Encourage your loved ones to discuss kidney disease at your next family gathering. Visit the Family Reunion Initiative section to learn how to share this important health information with your family.
Even if only one person in your family has kidney failure, all blood relatives should be tested for kidney disease. Learn why it's so important to talk to your family about kidney disease.
Educational materials, including videos, brochures, and fact sheets, that can be downloaded and ordered.
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Last Reviewed: October 30, 2008
NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK),National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).