We are co-hosting an event for members of Parliament to pop in and find out a bit about kidney disease for themselves.
Approximately 3.5 million people in the UK are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a third of these people do not know it. CKD can be asymptomatic until the later stages so, if you are at increased risk, testing is essential for detecting the disease early and to receive diet and lifestyle interventions and treatment. This could help avoid cardiovascular complications, progression to kidney failure and the need for dialysis or a transplant. People who are at higher risk of CKD, and can be offered testing, include those living with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and/or those with a family history of kidney disease.
At the drop-in, MPs will be able to experience for themselves new, non-invasive digital health testing technology that people have been using through the NHS to test their kidney function at home with their smartphone.
Kidney Care UK will be there to talk to MPs about our work raising awareness of the importance of early detection and supporting people living with CKD.
Please encourage your MP to come along to what will be an interesting opportunity to learn more.
If they do agree to come, or you would like more information, please talk to us on [email protected]
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