People should get checked for kidney disease if they:
- Have diabetes
- Have high blood pressure
- Have a family history of chronic kidney disease
- Are 65+
- Belong to a population group that has a high rate of diabetes or high blood pressure, such as African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian or Pacific Islanders and American-Indians
Individuals with diabetes should receive annual checks. Patients with other risk factors should talk to their health care provider about an appropriate schedule for getting checked.