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Living With Type 2 Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Kidney Connection

If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D) and kidney disease, you’re three times more likely to die from a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke. The good news is there are steps you can take to keep your heart and kidneys healthy.

If you have T2D, talk to your doctor about your annual kidney screening. A simple urine test can be used to identify early signs of chronic kidney disease and give you and your health care team important information to manage your risk.

Below are some resources about managing diabetes and kidney disease.

UACR Tests

eGFR Tests

For More Kidney-Focused Resources

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