This education investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes and the significant changes in management that are required in individuals who have both conditions.
Relevance to General Practice
CKD is a significant and growing public health problem responsible for substantial burden of illness and premature mortality. It is estimated that 10% of all adults presenting to a general practice in Australia have CKD, and 80% have at least one risk factor for CKD. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and approximately a third of all people with diabetes will have Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD).
- Identify the eight major risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Discuss how to measure kidney function and interpret the results
- Outline the optimal management of diabetic kidney disease
- Explain the need to screen high risk individuals for CKD
- Ensure patient safely by being able to implement a practice based system to perform a Kidney Health Check for patients at increased risk of CKD
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Kidney Health Australia