November Is American Diabetes Month

Smiling Older CoupleThe American Diabetes Association observes November as the American Diabetes Month. They intend to use the month to raise awareness about the risk factors associated with diabetes and encourage people to make healthy changes.

A few healthy changes offered by the American Diabetes Association

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Talk to people in your community about getting regular checkups by getting their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and asking the doctor about their diabetes risk.
  • Eat a healthy diet and incorporate physical activity into your day.

Dr. Alan Benvenisty would like to use this month to remind you of the connection between diabetes and your vascular and kidney health. A high level of blood glucose or blood sugar is associated with diabetes. These conditions can damage your kidneys over time. It is the job of your kidneys to cleanse your blood, when they are damaged waste and fluids build up in your blood instead of leaving your body.

If you have diabetes, you should get regular screenings for kidney disease. If you have continual damage to your kidneys it could cause kidney failure. Did you know that diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in the United States? Kidney failure leads to the necessity for either a kidney transplant or dialysis.

If you have kidney conditions contact Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty today. He is an expert in treating kidney condition and he is committed to giving you the personalized treatment you want and need.

Posted on behalf of Alan I. Benvenisty, MD