Siobhan Killeen

Journal of Renal Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, 26 Sep 2012, pp 222 - 227

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the long-term complications associated with diabetes and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is why it was added to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2006. In this article, Ruth Killeen identifies the cardiovascular risks associated with diabetes and CKD, discusses the assessment and management of this group of patients, and makes recommendations how to reduce long-term complications.

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