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Programs & Focus Areas

Kidney and Metabolism Program

This unique program takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with diabetes and its related complications. Patients receive comprehensive, one-stop care. The program includes:

  • prevention and research into the causes of diabetes and its associated complications, which is becoming more common with the aging population;
  • risk reduction and treatment of heart attacks, kidney failure, circulatory problems and other concerns;
  • treatment from experts in the areas of nephrology, endocrinology, nutrition, urology, ophthalmology, pharmacy, nursing and social work; and
  • research in vascular biology, metabolic regulation, risk modification, lipids, complication progression, patient impact and end-stage renal disease management.

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Feature: Diabetes and your kidneys

Diabetes is the most common cause of long-term kidney problems. A research team at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto, created this short, animated video to help the more than three million Canadians who live with diabetes. The video takes a look at the impact of diabetes on the kidneys and what people with diabetes can do to stay on top of their diabetes and kidney health. This is the third in a series of educational videos about diabetes.