• Dr Grant Flanagan

Your kidneys, diabetes and heart

Updated: May 18






Did you know that your kidneys and heart are linked?


As part of Kidney Week, Kidney Health Australia has published a report "Make the Link: Kidneys, Diabetes and Heart".


Some key points:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) rarely occurs in isolation, it frequently occurs alongside diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  • 29% of Australian adults are affected by one or more of CKD, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  • 1 in 3 hospitalisations involve diabetes, cardiovascular disease and/or CKD (including dialysis


For more information see Kidney Health Australia website: kidney.org.au


Other sites you may find helpful for your kidney and general health are:


Better Health Channel


National Institutes of Health

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