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Celebrate World Kidney Day

Get screened for chronic kidney failure

Date: March 8, 2012

Location: Cathedral Housing Community Room
1472 Washington Street

Time: 3-7 p.m.

Contact: Kendall Maggi at 800-542-0001

Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England

Be your own advocate

If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, check your kidney function every year. If your doctor does not offer testing, ask for it.
Kidney Disease by the Numbers
Test Desired*
Blood Pressure Less than 120/80 mmHg
Total Cholesterol Less than 200 mg/dL
Blood Glucose (non-fasting) Less than 140 mg/dL
Body Mass Index 18.5-24.9
Serum Creatinine1 0.8-1.4 mg/dL
Albumin to Creatinine Ratio2 Less than 30 mg/gm
Glomerular Filtration Rate3 60 ml/min/1.7 m2 or higher
*May be different for people with diabetes.

1. Measures creatinine (waste) in the blood
2. Estimates the amount of protein in the urine in a day
3. Estimates kidney function

For more information on screening contact the National Kidney Foundation at 800-622-9010.