95796 - Connecting CKD: the link with Diabetes
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and approximately 1/3 of all people with diabetes will have Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD). This workshop investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes and the significant changes in management that are required in individuals who have both conditions. This interactive workshop provides health care professionals with straightforward solutions to the management of DKD in general practice.Relevance to General Practice
CKD, CVD and diabetes share many risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and smoking. There are also complex causal relationships between these conditions, and each of them may be caused by, or be a complication of, one or both of the other conditions. CKD frequently occurs in the presence of CVD and diabetes. Together they are three of the more prevalent chronic conditions in Australia, and have a substantial impact on the health of Australians, affecting almost 1 in 4 adult Australians, or an estimated 3.7 million Australians.
These three chronic conditions place a substantial burden on the Australian community and health-care system. They often arise from similar underlying causes, have similar features and share a number of management and treatment strategies. They are also largely preventable. Modifying and controlling shared risk factors for these diseases not only reduces the risk of onset of disease, but also has a favourable impact on disease progression.