I’m excited to share our new PeerVoice educational videos about kidney disease in type 2 diabetes, with Dr Jeffrey Habert as moderator, and me as the faculty speaker. It is intended for Canadian health care providers, and it’s free! There are two sessions, just under 9 minutes each – pull up with a java and enjoy!
Key points discussed include:
- the importance of screening for chronic kidney disease, including both blood testing for creatinine (GFR), and a urine test, called the albumin:creatinine ratio (as blogged previously)
- the key role of family doctors in identifying chronic kidney disease (with the above tests)
- the link between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease
- medications that are important to protect the kidneys in people with type 2 diabetes
In session 2, we discuss Randeep, a person with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease who comes to his family doctor to discuss his diabetes treatments. His medications are controlling his A1C (a diabetes ‘report card’), but are contributing to weight gain, may be causing low blood sugars, and are not providing the powerful heart and kidney protection that other medications do. Step by step, Dr Habert and I walk through the best approach to optimize Randeep’s medications to provide good kidney and heart protection, avoid the risk of low blood sugars, and help him lose weight.
Disclaimer: I received an honorarium from Peervoice to serve as a faculty speaker for this educational program.
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