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Diabetes and Hypertension:  How to Prevent and Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

Broadcast Date: March 7, 2007
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Institute of Health's National Kidney Disease Education Program, there are more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease. The cost of Chronic Kidney Disease in 2003, exceeded $27 billion, an increase of over $5 billion from 2001. It is projected by the year 2030, the number of people with new onset of ESRD will exceed 2 million each year.

Chronic Kidney Disease risk factors include: diabetes, hypertension, a family history of kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, obesity and the presence of protenuria and abnormal serum creatinine.

Vital information will be discussed throughout this program on the importance of early detection, primary, secondary, and tertiary care issues, transplantation and nutrition. In addition to these didactic presentations, representatives of three Alabama's community organizations will discuss their innovative CKD risk reduction activities.

Faculty

Ruth Campbell, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Susan Chandler, RD
Renal Dietitian
Davita Dialysis Services

Velma Scantlebury, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Transplantation
University of South Alabama Medical Center

Representatives From

Alabama Primary Health Care Association
Southeastern Diabetes Education Services
Institute for Rural Health Research

Target Audience

Nurses, social workers, dietitians, physicians, community-based organizations that work in diabetes prevention and education activities.

Contact Hours

None for this program

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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