Hello, March. So nice to see you!
March is National Kidney Month, and organizations like DaVita and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan have been tweeting stats and helpful information at a dizzying pace. Most shocking to me is that 1 in 9 adults in the state of Michigan (and 1 in 10 adults nationwide) have chronic kidney disease -- although most are unaware because kidney disease offers very few visible clues.
Early detection is the key to helping slow down the progression of the disease.
My hope is that all of my friends and family will ask their doctor for a kidney screening in 2013. Will you do that? Will you ask for a screening the next time you are at the doctor?