If caught in time, diabetes can be managed and kidney disease avoided. Get your blood sugar tested by calling your doctor and taking the quiz below.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of kidney failure. Family history of kidney disease can play a significant role. Kidney disease is more common in those 60 and over, those with heart disease, and in Blacks, Hispanics, or Native Americans.
Interested in learning more about diabetes prevention in Whatcom County? Contact Mount Baker Foundation's Diabetes Prevention Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call your doctor.
Take a simple blood sugar test — even a finger stick test can help.
Take the pre-diabetes test. If you are at risk, see your doctor.
Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don't know they have it. The good news, prediabetes is reversible!
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