DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2013-- November is National Diabetes Month and DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, shares tips and resources about managing diabetes and kidney disease.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, which is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. According to a study by the National Kidney Foundation™, kidney disease is still significantly under diagnosed among those with diabetes.
“With the right knowledge and education, diabetes does not have to result in kidney disease,” said Erika Compost, DaVita facility administrator and Kidney SmartSM educator. “Getting tested early may actually prevent kidney failure.”
One in 10 adults age 20 or older in the U.S. has kidney disease. DaVita offers a free, online risk assessment quiz – which takes only 60 seconds – at DaVita.com/KidneyAware as a way to educate the public about the risk factors that can lead to kidney disease.
For those looking to manage their diabetes through diet, DaVita offers additional meal planning tools and recipes at DaVita.com/Cookbook.
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DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As ofSeptember 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,042 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 166,000 patients. The company also operated 66 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
Kate Wilson Stabrawa, 303-876-7527