I am sitting in a meeting of the Australian and New Zealand society of nephrologists. I want to do them out of a job. Will you help?
Diabetes is the number one risk factor for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). High blood pressure is number two.
About 10% of the population has CKD. They are much more likely to die than the rest of us. Some of them will go on to need dialysis or a transplant.
Scared? You should be.
What can you do? Eat well, shut your computer and go for a 30 minute walk. Do the same tomorrow. Take a friend with you, especially if they are overweight and at risk of diabetes themselves. If you are wise, you are already out the door and not reading this, if not…please act soon.