The leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes and hypertension—that’s why ForaCare is joining in the celebration of World Kidney Day today.

High blood glucose and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys. When damaged, the kidneys don’t filter blood properly and can cause waste to build up in the body leading to other health problems.

So, what’s the best way to prevent, or at least slow down, kidney disease?

Monitor your blood glucose and blood pressure regularly, and work toward lowering your levels to a normal range. Plus, develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as eating right, exercising, sleeping enough hours every night, and taking medications as prescribed.

We understand the importance of healthy kidneys, and ForaCare’s innovative devices are amazing tools that monitor your vital signs to keep you well.

Share #WorldKidneyDay across social media to help bring awareness to kidney health.