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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


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For Patient Education:

IHS Division of Diabetes - Resources for patients

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – This section contains basic information about chronic kidney disease (CKD), a type of kidney disease most commonly caused by diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • About Kidney Disease Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – General information about kidney disease.
  • Patient Education Videos Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Short videos demonstrating sample patient-provider interactions around common CKD questions. Topics include CKD and risk, treatment, testing and diagnosis, dialysis and transplantation.
  • Explaining GFR: A Tear-off Pad for Clinical Use Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Includes 50 easy-to-read patient education sheets with basic information about CKD and tips to keep the kidneys healthy.

Kidney SchoolExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov - A comprehensive online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5).

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For Professionals:

IHS Division of Diabetes

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – This section contains information for health care providers.

  • Patient Education Concepts Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Four kidney disease education concepts for discussion with patients who have diabetes.
  • Quick Reference on UACR and eGFR Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Describes the two key markers for kidney disease, urine albumin and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
  • CKD Quick Reference Card Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Provides an overview of key concepts about CKD.
  • Patient Education Videos Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Short videos demonstrating patient-provider interactions around common CKD questions. Topics include CKD and risk, treatment, testing and diagnosis, dialysis and transplantation.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Search the website for current information designed to raise awareness, promote early diagnosis and improve outcomes. Locate information using ‘search’ or consult the ‘A-Z Index for All CDC Topics’.

Fistula First Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – Information and tools on CKD for primary care providers, hospitals and patients.

National Kidney Foundation Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease.

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For Diabetes Programs:
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Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov