Ellery Payton

CP Guest Contributor

Winning the War Against a Silent Killer in Our Community: Kidney Disease

Take a minute and look around your community. Think about your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. Can you name at least one person who is living with diabetes or high blood pressure? I bet you can. These two conditions disproportionately affect the African American community and have a severe impact on our health. What many people don't know is that high blood pressure and diabetes – particularly when they are not under control – can cause a devastating and life-changing complication: kidney disease.