Let's Talk About CKD

Let's Talk about CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common1 yet widely underrecognized and potentially deadly condition2,3 and is estimated to affect more than 160 million people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) worldwide.4,5,6 CKD progresses silently and unpredictably, with many symptoms not appearing until the disease is well-advanced.7,8


Regular testing for the earliest signs of kidney disease is essential to slow progression, and early referral of CKD patients has been shown to improve outcomes.9 The KDIGO, ADA, and EASD guidelines recommend testing both eGFR and UACR at least once a year in patients with CKD and T2D.9,10,11


Hear from leading experts below on how outcomes can be improved for patients living with CKD and T2D, alongside insights from their experience and best practices.


Professor Peter Rossing

Professor Peter Rossing

Head of Complications Research at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Carolyn Lam

Professor Carolyn Lam

Senior Consultant of the National Heart Centre, Singapore

Richard Hobbs

Primary Care Physician
Professor Richard Hobbs

Nuffield Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, UK

Christoph Wanner

Professor Christoph Wanner

Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany


With CKD in T2D being the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease12, more needs to be done to support these patients. Watch the video below to learn more about the silent nature of CKD in T2D.


The Silent Nature of CKD in T2D

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Early Detection & Intervention in CKD and T2D

Early Detection & Intervention in CKD and T2D

The panel discusses the type of tests and the testing protocols that are involved in diagnosing CKD early.

Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with CKD and T2D

Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with CKD and T2D

Professor Carolyn Lam (Senior Consultant of the National Heart Centre, Singapore) and Professor Richard Hobbs (Nuffield Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences,UK) discuss the close link between CKD and T2D.

The Need for a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach
 in CKD in T2D

The Need for a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach in CKD in T2D

The panel discusses what comprises a collaborative approach for patients with CKD in T2D that need multidisciplinary care.

Patient Education in CKD in T2D

Patient Education in CKD in T2D


The panel discusses the key challenges when clinicians discuss kidney health with patients with CKD and T2D.

The Role of Healthcare Providers Beyond the Specialists

The Role of Healthcare Providers Beyond the Specialists

The panel discusses the different roles of health care providers to support the management of patients with CKD and T2D as a broader team.

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