On July 17, 2021, MOHAN Foundation in partnership with Care for Your Kidney Foundation conducted a webinar on “Diabetes and Kidney Diseases”, as part of an awareness series on ‘Prevention of kidney diseases’ initiated by both the Foundations.
Dr. Hemal Kanvinde welcomed everyone and introduced the speaker Dr. Vijay Varma (MD, DM), Consultant and Head of Department of Nephrology in SLG Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Dr. Varma began by explaining what diabetes is and what is diabetic kidney disease. He further shared facts such as:
He then spoke about some of the common symptoms of diabetic kidney disease such as:
He then spoke about some of the risk factors of diabetic kidney disease of which genetic predisposition was one of the main factors. He also said that the key to control kidney disease progression is to detect it early with urine tests. He concluded the presentation by informing the audience about the complications and treatment of diabetic kidney disease.
Dr. Hemal thanked Dr. Varma for providing much needed knowledge on the subject. She then conveyed questions from the audience which Dr. Varma patiently answered.
A few of the questions are shared below:
This session was aired live on Facebook and YouTube. In all, 444 persons viewed the session (335 people viewed on Facebook and 109 people watched it on YouTube)