Throughout the month of March, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about your kidneys and diabetes. Be sure to check in each week for updates from Joslin’s clinicians and researchers on how they are working to help detect and treat kidney disease. This article originally appeared on October 12, 2015.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hispanics are 1.5 times more likely to develop kidney failure than non-Hispanic whites. With diabetes serving as the leading cause of kidney failure, this makes diabetic nephropathy – kidney disease that is caused by diabetes complications and can lead to chronic kidney disease – an immense problem for Hispanics with diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is addressing the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Hispanic/Latino population with a new weekly Latino Kidney Clinic, led by Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D., MSCE, and a Nephrologist at Joslin.
“We are very fortunate to have recruited Dr. Rosas to Joslin,” said Robert C. Stanton, M.D., Chief of the Kidney and Hypertension Section at Joslin. “She greatly enhances our efforts to care for patients with diabetes and find new treatments for diabetic kidney disease as she is a very successful clinical researcher.”
Before coming to Joslin, Dr. Rosas worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine and as a physician at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. Both of these experiences helped Dr. Rosas build an impressive background treating and performing research in kidney disease, especially among patients with diabetes. Continue Reading –>