Celebrate March!

NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY

NATIONAL WRITE YOUR STORY DAY

WORLD KIDNEY DAY

  • Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.
  • High blood pressure weakens blood vessels, including the ones in the kidneys.
  • High Cholesterol impacts how well the kidneys work and can also lead to high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Anorexia Nervosa causes chronic kidney disease due to the lack of a healthy balance of water, electrolytes, and salt in the body.
  • Lupus causes your immune system to attack parts of your body. It sometimes impacts the kidneys, too.
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease causes cysts to grow inside the kidneys.

HOW TO OBSERVE World Kidney Day

  • If you’re on a medication regimen that requires testing of your kidney function on a regular schedule, be sure to follow your physician’s instructions.
  • Learn about conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that increase the risk for Chronic Kidney Disease.
  • Find out if kidney diseases run in your family and update your medical records with your family physician.
  • Volunteer to support those receiving dialysis.
  • Attend a seminar or screening at a local clinic.
  • Learn about donor programs and consider becoming a donor.
  • Learn more by visiting www.worldkidneyday.org

NATIONAL CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

  • Ambulatory Care Certification
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
  • Informatics Certification
  • Medical-Surgical Certification
  • Nurse Practitioner Specialty Certification
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification
  • Psychiatric Nursing Certification

HOW TO OBSERVE National Certified Nurses Day

NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST DAY

HOW TO OBSERVE Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

  • Thank an RDN who helped you reach a health goal.
  • Learn more about the role of an RDN.
  • If you’re an RDN, volunteer to speak at a job fair and share your experiences.
  • Give your RDN a shout out on social media!
  • Follow your RDN’s guidelines for a healthier you.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY

  • Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 million Americans. That’s about 10.5 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Of those living with diabetes, 7.3 million — 1 in 7 adults — don’t know they have it.
  • The risk of developing diabetes increases with age. But there are other factors, too. Ethnic background may increase your risk.
  • An additional 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.
  • Eliminate sugar and refined carbs
  • Work out regularly and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle
  • Make water the primary beverage
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a high fiber diet
  • Optimize Vitamin D levels
  • Take natural herbs, such as curcumin and berberine, that increase insulin sensitivity

HOW TO OBSERVE American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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