Small Steps and Big Rewards
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When it comes to preventing or delaying kidney disease, small steps can lead to big rewards.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments. I’m the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
Over the past weeks you’ve heard about Reverend David Cobb’s battle with kidney disease. Now, let’s talk about what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy.
If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease, controlling your weight may help you prevent or delay kidney disease. So how can you lose excess pounds? Reverend Cobb tells us his approach:
“Health has to become a lifestyle not a New Year’s resolution. You have to be real with yourself about where you are as it relates to your health and what you need to do. Small steps can lead to big rewards.”
For more information, visit our website at NIDDK. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
Page last updated: March 19, 2012