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Presentation at NZSSD - renal disease in young adults with type-2-diabetes

Congratulations to Kanchana Perera for an excellent oral presentation, "Risk of renal disease progression in young adults with type-2-diabetes" at the 2024 NZSSD conference in Christchurch last week.   

The abstract describes young adults in Aotearoa New Zealand with Type 2 Diabetes as being at high risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease. The study compared the characteristics of New Zealand European, Māori, and Pasifika young adults (aged 18-40 years) based on a composite Urine Albumin:Creatinine Ratio and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate variable in order to better stratify progression risk.  The conclusion was that significant ethnic differences existed in socio-demographic and clinical characteristics among young adults with T2D.

Authors/contributors - Kanchana Perera, John Baker, Kalpa Jayanatha, Karen Pickering, Richard Cutfield, Brandon Orr-Walker, Gerhard Sundborn, Andrew Heroy, Thomas Arnold, Dahai Yu, David Simmons

For more information contact admin@diabetesfoundationaotearoa.nz