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October 2022 CKD Insider Newsletter

Welcome to the Chronic Kidney Disease Insider Newsletter. If you are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, have had a kidney transplant or are helping care for someone who is, this newsletter was created for you and your family! The content is meant to keep you and/or a family member up to date on the latest information to help you manage your health now and in the near future in consultation with your physician.

In this month’s CKD Insider: ADA/KDIGO diabetes management & CKD, NKF Kidney Walks, ASN Kidney Week, Research and your Fun Tip of the Day!


News from Kidney Organizations

The American Diabetes Association and KDIGO Release Consensus Report on Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) recently released is an update of the KDIGO 2020 guideline on the topic. The report provides specific guidance on: • Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors • Metformin • Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors • Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists • Nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist Learn more about Diabetes in CKD from KDIGO from the reports below: Executive Summary


NKF COVID-19 information for reference National Kidney Foundation has a website "What you need to know about COVID-19 in 2022" with the latest information on COVID-19, some key topics for you to check out are below:

  • Streamlined COVID-19 guidance for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised now available

  • Breaking it down - a COVID-19 vocabulary guide

  • Rebound COVID-19 infection after treatment with Paxlovid may be due to strong immune response


ASN Kidney Week Conference November 3 - 6th The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week starts next week (November 3-6th). The program includes many sessions focused on improving patient care and increasing equity and access to care. On Saturday, the Kidney X Innovators Showcase will feature previous KidneyX winners. In August, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ASN launches the Artificial Kidney Prize Phase 2, which is currently accepting applications for projects aimed at accelerating the development of an artificial kidney.


NKF Kidney Walks this November

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is organizing NKF Kidney Walk fundraising events in the following states this November: South Carolina, New Orleans, LA , Austin, TX, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, New York City, NY, West Virginia, Pittsburg, Nevada, Pacific Northwest (PNW). You can sign up and find details here.


Your Fun Tip of the Day!

Last minute Halloween ideas!

Are you looking for some last minute Halloween ideas? Look no further!

Carving a pumpkin ideas


Research study from Austria on long term benefits of kidney transplant versus dialysis

A new study published this month in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Open Network demonstrated that kidney transplantation provides greater benefit than long-term dialysis, regardless of age or time spent on the waitlist. This study included 4445 patients in Austria who underwent kidney transplantation or received long-term dialysis while on the waitlist. The authors concluded that transplant-eligible patients with kidney failure should not be excluded from transplantation based on age.


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