AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — November is American Diabetes Month which is a great time to discuss the connection between diabetes and kidney disease, including risk factors and symptoms to be aware of. More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease. 1 in 3 people with diabetes will also be diagnosed with kidney disease.

DaVita and the American Diabetes Association have teamed up to create a new educational resource to help people with diabetes protect their kidney health. This website is accessible at diabetes.org. It features expert advice, videos, quizzes, recipes and meal plans to help people understand how to follow kidney- and diabetic-friendly diets.

Eating right is vital for people with diabetes and kidney disease. With the holidays approaching, fellow Texans can plan recipes that are good for their kidneys and will also keep their blood sugar in check. People living with kidney disease need to monitor their protein and sodium, as well as their phosphorus and potassium levels. At the same time, people with diabetes need to limit their sugar, fat and sodium intake. Check out the Living with Diabetes: Kidney Care resource on diabetes.org for low-carb, high in fiber recipes that won’t leave you missing out on any of your favorite holiday flavors.

· Diabetes.org

· Facebook.com/DaVitaKidneyCare