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Kidney Health Australia - new pilot program

  • 1.  Kidney Health Australia - new pilot program

    Posted 04-09-2023 15:41
    Edited by Diabetes Australia 07-09-2023 14:53
    More than 330,000 Australians are living with diabetes and kidney disease including around 10,000 people who are living with kidney failure who require dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
    At the moment, kidney checks are too complex and time consuming. We need to make it easy for people to get kidney checks when they need them.
    That's why Diabetes Australia is calling for a Diabetes Kidney Disease Screening Program to raise awareness of the checks and make them more convenient. This would help Australians living with diabetes get the checks they need to prevent kidney failure. You can share your experience by heading to Spark Change via this link.
    Diabetes Australia also recently released a new report on the massive impact of diabetes -related kidney disease, you will find that here.
    Our friends Kidney Health Australia have also recently launched a pilot program you may be interested in participating in. If you're new to kidney disease, you might find yourself needing answers to questions like: "Do I need specific medication? Should I be following a particular diet? Where do I go for help?" If this sounds like you, then you might be interested in the Kidney Health 4 Life Research Study.
    Kidney Health 4 Life (KH4L) is a pilot program tailored for people at different stages of kidney disease to self-manage their condition. The program is being conducted as a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of KH4L in supporting people to self-manage their conditions.
    If you have been diagnosed with early to mid-stage CKD or started dialysis within the last 12 months, you might be eligible to take part. The study is completely free to take part in and participation is voluntary.
    Register your interest today by visiting kidney.org.au/kh4l or call their KH4L Hotline on 1800 328 965.

    Natasha, Ange and Anna

    Membership and Community Team