PREVENT type 2 diabetes and AVOID kidney damage
People with diabetes are three times more likely to develop kidney damage
Diabetes and kidney damage was the focus of the National Diabetes Week campaign in 2010.
If you have diabetes you may develop complications including kidney damage, heart disease or stroke, and in some cases blindness or limb amputation.
Key facts about diabetes and kidney damage
- Kidneys are important to your health and quality of life. They filter and excrete waste products, help regulate blood pressure, help keep your bones strong and stimulate the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body
- People with diabetes are three times more likely to develop kidney damage
- 16% (1 in 7) of adults over 25 years have at least one sign of kidney damage
- Kidney damage increases the risk of end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular disease and death
- New dialysis patients with type 2 diabetes has doubled in the past eight years
- The type 2 diabetes epidemic will lead to a further increase in the number of people with kidney failure.
All Victorians are encouraged to
The following resources for the PREVENT diabetes and AVOID kidney damage campaign are available to download:
- Diabetes and your kidneys management information sheet (PDF 113kb)
- Diabetes Risk test (PDF 399kb)
- Avoid kidney damage brochure (PDF 276kb)
- Diabetes and kidney damage frequently asked questions (PDF 20kb)
- Media release (PDF 26kb)
- Case Studies (PDF 1.3MB)
For more information about kidney disease please visit Kidney Health Australia.